The actress took to Instagram over the weekend to disclose that she tried to stop the movie after allegations of sexually predatory conduct from Franco made her uncomfortable working with him. The previous “Freaks and Geeks” actor was beforehand caught courting an underage lady and was accused of sexual misconduct with ladies at his former performing faculty, which he denied.
“Once I tried to interrupt authorized contract & stop Catastrophe Artist as a result of James Franco is a sexual predator, they tried to bribe me with an even bigger performing function,” Yi wrote in her submit. “I cried and informed them that that was the precise reverse of what I wished, that I didn’t really feel secure working with a f—ing sexual predator. They minimized & stated Franco being a predator was so final yr and that he modified… after I actually heard of him abusing new ladies that week.”
She continued: “Predators will carry out empathy, gaslight, & say they are going to do higher—all with a purpose to shield themselves and proceed to hurt others. Enablers are simply as poisonous and are abusers too. Disgusted by white males selecting energy over defending kids and girls from predators.”
The actress went on to name out frequent Franco collaborator Seth Rogen for “enabling” him all through the years.
“White males saying it’s not their accountability when holding Franco accountable, or when holding Seth Rogen and enablers accountable. Then whose accountability is it? The ladies and kids who’ve PTSD from Franco? Or the long run targets of abuse?”
She additional referred to as out Rogen for showing in a “Saturday Evening Stay” sketch with Franco in 2017 when the latter hosted the favored sketch present, after he apologized for messaging an underage lady. She additionally famous that she informed her story about “The Catastrophe Artist” in gentle of Sexual Assault Consciousness Month.
Franco has been accused of misconduct a couple of instances previously. In 2014, textual content conversations wherein he tried to get a 17-year-old lady to fulfill him at a resort in New York Metropolis surfaced. Franco acknowledged the problem on the time and apologized throughout an look on “Stay! With Kelly and Michael,” in line with Leisure Weekly. Nevertheless, in 2018, the Los Angeles Instances printed an in depth expose in regards to the actor wherein 5 ladies from his now defunct performing faculty, Studio 4, accused him of utilizing it to facilitate sexual misconduct. Two of the ladies filed lawsuits that had been settled this 12 months.
Franco beforehand denied the allegations.
Representatives for Rogen had no remark when reached by Fox Information. Representatives for Franco didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.
Days previous to her submit wherein she revealed she tried to stop “The Catastrophe Artist,” she referred to as out Rogen for enabling his pal in a unique Instagram Submit.
Yi stated a mutual pal of theirs requested her to take part in an consciousness occasion by sharing her abuse story. She famous that the particular person wasn’t holding Rogen accountable for enabling Franco and claims that the pal didn’t reply to her after that.