SAG-AFTRA is looking into Vincent Gallo and his most recent movie, “The Policeman,” since numerous female actresses have filed repeated misconduct allegations against Gallo, which Deadline has confirmed.
A guild representative said, “We are aware of these complaints and are investigating. We extensively engaged with production regarding the complaints, and although the shooting has concluded, we are actively monitoring and investigating the matter. Our commitment to ensuring a safe and respectful environment on set remains unwavering. Due to the ongoing nature of our inquiry, we cannot provide details about the specific complaints.”
Directed by Jordan Gertner and featuring James Franco alongside Gallo, “The Policeman” tells the narrative of Golden State murderer Joseph James DeAngelo. The accusations center on offensive remarks that Gallo is said to have made in November 2023 during the audition process. Gallo, well-known for contentious roles in films like “The Brown Bunny,” played DeAngelo, a rapist and serial killer who terrorized Californians for decades before being apprehended in 2018.
“I may ask you to suck my cock onscreen, and I want an actress who is not going to put up a fight about that,” a second actress claimed she overheard DeAngelo tell her during her audition process. “If I say to suck my dick or I will kill you, I want you, you the person, not you the character, not you the actor, but you, to truly believe you will die if you don’t do as I say,” the first actress claimed.
These complaints were initially reported by Rolling Stone. James Franco, present on the set for a limited number of days, is not under investigation by the Guild or any other entity in connection to the film, according to sources.