James Franco Skips Critics Choice Awards After Allegations

James Franco is taking a break from the spotlight, following allegations of sexually inappropriate behavior. 

Franco skipped the Critics Choice Awards on Thursday where he won Best Actor for his role in The Disaster Artist.

“He’s in a really bad place, so bad that he changed his phone number,” a source told People. “His close friends are trying to be there for him but it’s been hard – he’s only talking to a select group of people. For now, he’s just hiding out.”

During an appearance on Late Night with Seth Myers, the actor addressed the allegations after wearing a Time’s Up pin at the Golden Globe Awards. 

“There are people that need to be heard,” Franco told Meyers. “I have my own side of this story, but I believe in these people that have been underrepresented getting their stories out enough that I will hold back things that I could say, just because I believe in it that much,” he said. “So if I have to take a knock because I’m not going to try and actively refute things, then I will, because I believe in it that much.”