James Franco will attend the 2018 SAG Awards on Sunday, despite being in the midst of a sexual misconduct scandal.
The actor was recently accused of sexual misconduct by a number of women in the Los Angeles Times, which led to him skipping the 2018 Critics’ Choice Awards – where he won the award for Best Actor in a Comedy.
However, James’ rep has confirmed to CNN that he will attend the SAG Awards ceremony in the Shrine Auditorium, where he is nominated once again for his role in The Disaster Artist.
Kristen Bell will host the ceremony, which is a first in the show’s history, and most of the presenters on the night will be women.
The show’s opening segment, “I Am an Actor,” will also feature all women.
Before The Los Angeles Times’ article was published, James addressed recent allegations made on Twitter on CBS’ The Late Show and NBC’s Late Night.
“Look, in my life, I pride myself on taking responsibility for things that I’ve done. I have to do that to maintain my wellbeing,” the 39-year-old said.
“I do it whenever I know that there’s something wrong or needs to be changed, and I make it a point to do it. The things that I heard that were on Twitter are not accurate, but I completely support people coming out and being able to have a voice, because they didn’t have a voice for so long.”
Meanwhile, the actor’s attorney, Michael Plonsker, has denied his accusers’ claims in The Los Angeles Times.