James Franco was removed at the last moment from the prestigious cover of Vanity Fair 2018 Hollywood Portfolio issue in the wake of accusations of bad sexual conduct, according to the industry's commercial publication The Hollywood Reporter.

Franco sat down for a photo shoot and interview of Annie Leibovitz and performed in the zine mage, according to THR.

But the actor was removed from the cover digitally at the last minute due to accusations of sexual misconduct that arose after his victory in the Golden Globe as best actor for The Disaster Artist.

A Vanity Fair's spokesperson confirmed Franco's absence in the matter with a statement: "We made a decision not to include James Franco on the Hollywood cover once we heard about the allegations of misconduct against him. "

After the appearance of Franco in the Golden Globes, Los Angeles Times presented a report that leveled multiple accusations of misconduct on the part of the actor.

In interviews with night presenters Seth Meyers and Stephen Colbert, Franco denied the truth of the claims against him.

A representative of Franco did not immediately respond to receive comments from USA TODAY.

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