Maggie Gyllenhaal and James Franco at the premiere of "The Deuce" in September 2017. – Lewis / StarPix / Shutterst / SIPA
For several months, James Franco has been accused of inappropriate behavior and sexual harassment by several actresses. Busy Philipps, with whom he shared the poster of the teen drama Freaks and Geeks in the late 1990s, the
Accused of having struck him in his autobiography published in early October. Maggie Gyllenhaal, who currently shares the spotlight with the American actor in The Deuce, (OCS), spoke about the accusations in an interview with Sway in the Morning (Shade Radio 45).
Maggie Gyllenhaal, who is also a producer of The Deuce, explained that she had taken concrete action after becoming aware of this series of accusations: "I felt it was my responsibility not to ignore them. . When these accusations against James were published in the Los Angeles Times, we read them all and took them very seriously. "
"We asked all the women on the team and the cast whether they felt respected and what their experience was with James. They all said they felt totally respected by him, "she said.
"Our series is about misogyny"
The actress and producer explained that she felt it was important that the series continue, especially as it deals with "misogyny", she said. "It's about transactional sex. It's also the issue of inequality in the entertainment industry, "said Maggie Gyllenhaal.
The producer also recalled that stopping the show after these accusations against James Franco would have ended the adventure of many actresses, "all these women who create these incredible characters who embark on the adventure." And the actress concludes, "I think stopping the show would not have been the right answer to these accusations. And yet I believe that those who disrespect women or attack them should suffer the consequences of their actions. "