In 2018, five women accused the Oscar-nominated actor of sexual misconduct, all of which Franco has repeatedly denied. Earlier this year in February, Franco settled lawsuits with two of his accusers, former students of his now-closed film and acting school Studio 4.
When asked if Rogen believes the allegations, the actor said, “What I can say is that I despise abuse and harassment and I would never cover or conceal the actions of someone doing it, or knowingly put someone in a situation where they were around someone like that.”
Franco has slowed his work and shied from the public eye since accusations were made public. Since then he has appeared in HBO’s The Deuce,