This weekly tabloid is doing its part at behest of publicists to try and revive the career of this A- list mostly movie actor from an acting family.
They got out their kneepads big time to try and get him forgiven.
James Franco Turns 40 — Inside His ‘Hard’ Life Since He Was Accused of Sexual Harassment
James Franco turns 40 today, after what’s been a tumultuous year for the actor.
He began the year on a high note, earning critical praise for his performance as Tommy Wiseau in The Disaster Artist, a film he also directed. As award season approached, Franco was thought to be a frontrunner for a best actor Oscar nomination.
But in January, the actor became embroiled in the national discussion of sexual harassment when he wore a Time’s Up pin at the Golden Globe Awards. While he won an award for his performance in The Disaster Artist, just days later the Los Angeles Times published an article in which five women accused him of abusing his power as an acting teacher and mentor in a sexually exploitative manner.
After the women came forward, Franco started maintaining a lower profile. He skipped the Critics’ Choice Awards, where he won the award for best actor in a comedy for his role in The Disaster’s Artist — though he did make an appearance at the Screen Actors Guild Awards.
He was also snubbed for an Oscar nomination and was removed from the Vanity Fair Hollywood issue cover.
Sources said the actor was shaken by the allegations: “He’s in a really bad place,” a source close to the situation previously told PEOPLE. “His close friends are trying to be there for him.”
Echoed a second source, “This whole process has been very hard on him. He’s been shaken up.” – Source