James Franco was removed from Vanity Fair’s Hollywood cover

“We made a decision not to include James Franco on the Hollywood cover once we learned of the misconduct allegations against him.”

January 26, 2018
James Franco was removed from<i> Vanity Fair’s</i> Hollywood cover James Franco attends the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.   Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Turner

James Franco was digitally removed from Vanity Fair's Hollywood cover after sexual assault allegations resurfaced, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The cover, which currently features 12 stars including Oprah, Michael B. Jordan, Oprah, and Reese Witherspoon on Oprah's lap, was revealed yesterday, and celebrates stars creating important or at least good work.

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"We made a decision not to include James Franco on the Hollywood cover once we learned of the misconduct allegations against him," a spokesperson for Vanity Fair told the Hollywood Reporter.

At least five women have accused James Franco of sexual assault, which he reportedly denies. Earlier this year, the New York Times cancelled an interview with the actor due to "controversy surrounding recent allegations." He is currently not nominated for an Oscar for his work on The Disaster Artist.

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