James Franco digitally removed from Vanity Fair cover after sexual harassment allegations
The cover features actors Harrison Ford, Claire Foy, Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Tom Hanks, Michael B Jordan, Zendaya, Jessica Chastain and others.hollywood Updated: Jan 26, 2018 19:48 IST
James Franco has been digitally removed from the cover of Vanity Magazine. Franco, who is facing multiple allegations of sexual misconduct, sat for an Annie Leibovitz photo shoot and gave an interview for the magazine’s annual Hollywood Portfolio, according to The Hollywood Reporter. But after the allegations against The Disaster Artist surfaced, he was digitally removed from the cover.
“We made a decision not to include James Franco on the Hollywood cover once we learned of the misconduct allegations against him,” a Vanity Fair spokesperson confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter.
The cover features actors Harrison Ford, Claire Foy, Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Tom Hanks, Michael B Jordan, Zendaya, Jessica Chastain and others. Franco has been accused of harassment by five women. The claims surfaced post his Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy win at the Golden Globes for The Disaster Artist. He also received the Critics’ Choice Award for his role but gave the ceremony a miss. Franco, however, attended the SAG Awards, which marked his first public appearance since the allegations surfaced.
12 extraordinary stars, one very momentous year—the 2018 Hollywood portfolio is here. In the quarter-century since Vanity Fair launched the Hollywood Issue, show business has changed in fundamental ways, as have magazines—but a star-studded, foldout cover remains a surefire thrill. Get a closer look at the cover, also featuring our very own Graydon Carter, at the link in bio. Photograph by Annie Leibovitz.
Franco was accused online and in a Los Angeles Times report, after he showed up wearing the Time’s Up pin, like many other Hollywood stars, at the Globes The Time’s Up campaign was launched by women in Hollywood to fight against sexual harassment in the wake of Harvey Weinstein expose.