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Scarlett Johansson calls out James Franco in Women's March speech

Scarlett Johansson has called out James Franco for wearing a Time’s Up pin to the Golden Globe Awards, less than a week before the Los Angeles Times published allegations accusing him of sexual harassment.  Speaking at the Los Angeles Women’s March on Saturday, Johansson commented on the behaviour of an anonymous person, who her representative later confirmed to People was Franco. Actress Scarlett Johansson speaks at a Women’s March against sexual violence and the policies of the Trump administration Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, in Los Angeles. Photo: AP “In light of the recent…

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James Franco is calling ex-girlfriends to 'ask about his behaviour'

James Franco is reportedly calling his ex-girlfriends to ask “about his behaviour”. According to a People report, the Disaster Artist actor, who was the subject of sexual misconduct allegations from five women published in the Los Angeles Times last week, has been making contact with his previous lovers “for the past month”. James Franco addressed recent allegations of sexual harassment against him during an appearance on Stephen Colbert’s Late Show. Photo: CBS People quote a source close to the 39-year-old actor who says, “[Franco’s] known this was coming and was trying to get…

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James Franco accused of 'abuse of power'

James Franco has been accused of sexual misconduct or inappropriate behaviour by five women, including students from his acting school, US media report. Four of the actor-director’s former students and an actress who said Franco was her mentor told the LA Times they were victims of “an abuse of power”. It comes after claims against Franco on social media following his best actor win at Sunday’s Golden Globe awards. The star said the earlier allegations made on Twitter were “not accurate”. On Sunday, Franco attended the Globes ceremony wearing a…

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James Brokenshire: Northern Ireland Secretary resigns

Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire has resigned from government, the Northern Ireland Office has confirmed. It’s understood he requires surgery soon for a lung condition. Mr Brokenshire, 50, took the role in July 2016, replacing Theresa Villiers. He was first elected as the Conservative MP for Old Bexley & Sidcup in May 2010. He was subsequently re-elected in 2015 and again in 2017 with more than 60% of the vote. LIVE: Theresa May cabinet reshuffle He lives in Bexley with his wife, Catherine, and the couple’s three children. Before entering…

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James Bulger killer Jon Venables charged over indecent images

Jon Venables, one of the killers of toddler James Bulger, has been charged over indecent images of children. The 35-year-old was recalled to prison in November and will be tried in private at an unnamed court, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said. He served eight years for the murder of James, aged two, in 1993. He and Robert Thompson tortured and killed the toddler in Liverpool, when they were both aged 10. A CPS spokesman said: “The man formerly known as Jon Venables has been charged with offences relating to…

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