Addressing the crowd at the 2018 Los Angeles Women’s March, Scarlett Johansson called out men who claim to support the #TimesUp movement to end, among other problems, sexual harassment, but who have taken advantage of women in the past. In particular, her comments seemed pointed at actor-writer-director James Franco, and reps for the actress confirmed that she was indeed talking about him when she said, “I want my pin back.”
Franco, a strong contender this awards season for his work in The Disaster Artist, wore a #TimesUp pin on the Golden Globes red carpet, prompting multiple women to speak out on Twitter about his past inappropriate behavior. Franco didn’t directly address the issue but expressed his support for the movement in an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and after the Los Angeles Times printed a report in which five women accused him of sexual misconduct (cajoling women into appearing nude on camera, removing safety barriers during sex scenes, physically pressuring young women into sexual acts), he denied the allegations. Johansson, it seems, believes the accusers.
In her speech, which also touched on her own experiences as a young woman in Hollywood and the increased need to create an atmosphere in which all people can advocate for themselves, she asked, “How could a person publicly stand by an organization that helps to provide support for victims of sexual assault while privately preying on people who have no power?” She then added, “I want my pin back, by the way.”
It remains to be seen how much the accusations and current atmosphere will affect Franco’s awards future, and his career. The L.A. Times story came out just a day before the end of Academy Awards voting, meaning that many ballots had already been cast. Last year, Casey Affleck won Best Actor amidst a conversation about his own impropriety, but that was an entire #MeToo movement ago. One thing’s for sure: Franco shouldn’t expect a cameo in the Black Widow movie.
The 45 Best Golden Globes Dresses of All Time
Julia Roberts wears a grey suit and tie to attend the 1990 Golden Globe Awards held in Beverly Hills, California.
Winona Ryder wears a plunging black dress as she attends the 1991 Golden Globe Awards with Johnny Depp in Beverly Hills, California..
Michelle Pfeiffer wears a black halter neck dress as she attends the 1992 Golden Globe Awards with Fisher Stevens in Beverly Hills, California.
Helen Hunt wears a lace gown to the 1994 Golden Globe Awards held in Beverly Hills, California.
Sharon Stone wears a silk dress to the 1995 Golden Globe Awards help in Beverly Hills, California.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Pitt attend the Golden Globe Awards, 1996.
Angelina Jolie arrives at the 1999 Golden Globe Awards.
Cameron Diaz arrives at the 1999 Golden Globe Awards.
Calista Flockhart during 57th Annual Golden Globe Awards, 2000.
Halle Berry arrives at the 2000 Golden Globe Awards held in Beverly Hills, California.
Sarah Jessica Parker at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, 2001.
Kate Hudson arrives for the Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, 2002.
A year later, and stunning as ever, Kate Hudson arrives at The 60th Annual Golden Globe Awards, 2003.
Uma Thurman at the 2003 Golden Globe Awards.
Charlize Theron attending the 2004 Golden Globe Awards.
Sarah Jessica Parker attends the 2004 Golden Globe Awards held in Beverly Hills, California.
Cate Blanchett in Jean Paul Gaultier attends the Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California.
Renee Zellweger in Carolina Herrera attends the Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California.
Scarlett Johansson attends the 2006 Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California.
Reese Witherspoon in Nina Ricci attends the Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California.
Sienna Miller in Marchesa attends the Golden Globe Awards.
Eva Mendes in Dior with vintage Van Cleef & Arpels necklace attends the Golden Globe Awards
Megan Fox arrives at The Golden Globe Awards, 2009, wearing Ralph Lauren.
Actress Cameron Diaz in Alexander McQueen at the 2010 Golden Globe Awards.
Nicole Kidman wearing Nina Ricci on the red carpet at the 2010 Golden Globe Awards.
Mila Kunis in Vera Wang attends the 2011 Golden Globe Awards.
Anne Hathaway in Armani Prive attends the 2011 Golden Globe Awards.
Emma Stone in Calvin Klein Collection attends the 2011 Golden Globe Awards.
Natalie Portman, at the 2011 Golden Globe Awards, wearing Viktor & Rolf.
Angelina Jolie wearing Versace at the 2012 Golden Globe awards.