Actress Charlyne Yi shared some serious accusations against Hollywood A-listers and famous friends James Franco and Seth Rogen in a series of Instagram posts this week.
Yi — who appeared alongside Rogen in 2007′s “Knocked Up” and in the Oscar-nominated 2017 comedy “The Disaster Artist,” directed and starred by Franco — shared with her nearly 40,000 followers about the predatory behavior and gaslighting she has experienced when working with them.
The 35-year-old actress, musician and comedian played costume designer Safowa Bright-Asare in the Franco-directed film about movie director Tommy Wiseau and his 2003 cult classic “The Room.”
On Thursday, Yi said that when she tried “to break legal contract” and quit the movie “because James Franco is a sexual predator,” producers tried to “bribe” her with a better role.
That was exactly the opposite of what she wanted, she told them, adding that she “didn’t feel safe working with a fucking sexual predator.”
Producers tried to minimize the situation, telling her that “Franco being a predator was so last [year] and that he changed… when I literally heard of him abusing new women that week.”
Writing alongside her post, Yi went into more details about the accusation.
“Seth Rogen was one of the producers on this film so he definitely knows about the bribe and why I quit,” she wrote.
“Seth also did a sketch on SNL with Franco enabling Franco preying on children. Right after Franco was caught,” adding that the “Disaster Artist” director has “a long history of preying on children.”
“Denying/gaslighting is a tactic that abusers and enablers use that is psychological violence, & has serious affects: the survivor loses sense of reality/intuition to protect self from targeted again, PTSD, suicidal thoughts/suicide, etc,” Yi wrote.
On Saturday, the California-born actress shared another post on Instagram urging people to support sexual abuse survivors when they talk about it publicly.
“Women do not feel safe to speak out when media and jurisdiction empowers powerful rich predators, and do not care to invest in educating themselves with tools to support survivors,” she wrote in the caption.
“There are many women (some who were preyed on as *children*) who have not publicly shared about Franco,” Yi added.
“Predators will perform empathy, gaslight & say they will do better — all in order to protect themselves and continue to harm others. Enablers are just as toxic and are abusers too,” her post reads.