Perhaps I’m jaded, but this sounds more like someone coming forward before someone else does. The very beginning says “I don’t sit by and wonder ‘who will be next?’ I wonder, ‘when will they come for me?’” I think the exercise is valuable, of course. Men should be looking at their past actions and realizing that they may be part of the problem. I’m also glad these women are getting an apology from him, but I think these stories belong to the victims.
I know James Franco has gotten a lot of crap lately, but I really liked how he responded to his accusers.
“I have my own side of this story, but I believe in these people that have been underrepresented getting their stories out enough that I will hold back things that I could say just because I believe in that much,” he said. “If I have to take a knock because I’m not going to try and actively refute things, then I will, because I believe in it that much.”