Charlyne Yi Says She Tried to Quit ‘Disaster Artist’ Over James Franco Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Charlyne Yi Says She Tried to Quit ‘Disaster Artist’ Over James Franco Sexual Misconduct Allegations
Actress Charlyne Yi has spoken out about her experience making the 2017 film “The Disaster Artist,” directed by James Franco, via Instagram this week. In the post, Yi calls out the “predatory” and “toxic” behavior that took place during the film’s making, when she says she tried to quit over sexual misconduct allegations being levied at James Franco at the time. She also singles out one of the film’s producers, Seth Rogen, as being among “enablers” who need to be held “accountable.”

Yi, who played costume designer Safowa Bright-Asare in the film about the making of Tommy Wiseau’s cult favorite “The Room,” said that she tried to “break legal contract” to quit the movie over allegations about Franco. But she said the filmmakers “minimized” her concerns and “said Franco being a predator was so last yr [sic] and that he changed… when I literally heard of him abusing new women that week.
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