The Deuce : after new accusations of misconduct sexual allegations made against James Franco, HBO reacts
While a new wave of accusations of misconduct in sexual surfaced against James Franco, HBO has responded.
Since the scandal Weinstein, the disappearance of Kevin Spacey’s last film, Ridley Scott and the cancellation of the release of the movie of Louis C. K., it is now clear that accusations of abuses or sexual assaults are of such a nature as to threaten the productions entire.
In this context, one imagines that HBO works currently on eggs. In effect, the series, The Deuce, the famous showrunner David Simon, uses James Franco, who appears as a key element of the show, since he is the producer and the interpreter of the two essential roles. However, the artist is since the Golden Globes in the wake of accusations of misconduct sexual, that have initially flourished on the social networks.
A dual-role under threat ?
It is therefore a pre-crisis communication has to do the giant us cable, which would find itself in an extremely complex situation if it were to operate heavy changes in a production costly and appreciated by the public and the critics (our review of season 1). If the scandal had yet to swell, separate from James Franco or continue as if nothing had happened, could seem like two bad solutions.
In this context, febrile, David Simon has released a statement, in which he states that at the present time, The Deuce as HBO have not had reason to complain about the behavior of the actor.
“I discovered this at the same time as everyone else, and tries to discern the true from the false. Personally, and I can’t express myself informed about The Deuce, I checked with my fellow producers and the rest of the staff. We have no complaint or no complainant and nothing has been brought to our attention concerning any type of incident that this is related to Mr. Franco. “