Charlyne Yi ripped into Hollywood buddies James Franco and Seth Rogen on Instagram, calling Franco a “sexual predator” and Rogen somebody who allegedly “permits” his frequent collaborator.
Yi — who was solid alongside Franco and Rogen within the 2017 movie “The Catastrophe Artist,” which Franco additionally directed — claims producers tried to “bribe” her when she appeared to exit the film due to Franco.
“After I tried to interrupt authorized contract & give up Catastrophe Artist as a result of James Franco is a sexual predator, they tried to bribe me with a greater performing function,” she claimed on Instagram. “I cried and advised them that that was the precise reverse of what I needed, that I didn’t really feel secure working with a f–king sexual predator.”
Yi, 35, additionally claimed that since Rogen, 38, was a producer on the film, “he undoubtedly is aware of concerning the bribe and why I give up.”
In 2018, 5 ladies — together with 4 of Franco’s performing college students — got here ahead to accuse Franco of sexual misconduct previously. This previous January, a settlement settlement was reached in a lawsuit that alleged the actor of intimidating his college students into gratuitous and exploitative sexual conditions.
“The Catastrophe Artist” got here out earlier than the bombshell 2018 report, however Yi gave the impression to be alluding through Instagram to a 2014 incident involving Franco, now 42, allegedly contacting a 17-year-old woman about a lodge meet-up. Franco later mentioned he acted like a “gentleman” and didn’t know the woman’s age.
In her Instagram put up, Yi talked about an “SNL” sketch Rogen carried out “enabling Franco … Proper after Franco was caught.” Simply weeks after the interplay with the teenager got here to gentle, Rogen appeared on “SNL” and joked, “I made a decision to prank James Franco. I posed as a woman on Instagram, advised him I used to be manner younger. He appeared unfazed. I’ve a date to fulfill him on the Ace Resort.”
Yi and Rogen additionally labored collectively on the 2007 flick “Knocked Up.”
Yi mentioned she was talking out now as a result of April is Sexual Assault Consciousness Month.
Web page Six has reached out to reps for Franco, Rogen and Yi for remark.