At the 2018 #SAGAwards, Alison Brie addressed the allegations of sexual misconduct made against her brother-in-law, James Franco: “It remains vital that anyone that feels victimized should and does have the right to speak out and come forward.” pic.twitter.com/dG5uJJVko7
— E! News (@enews) January 21, 2018
Actor Alison Brie was asked about the sexual harassment allegations leveled against her brother-in-law James Franco at the SAG Awards on Sunday night, and responded by defending the Disaster Artist director and star.
On the SAG red carpet, E! host Giuliana Rancic asked Brie — who is married to Dave Franco — about the Me Too movement, her thoughts about the recent reports on James Franco’s alleged misconduct, and how they were affecting her family.
“I think that above all, what we’ve always said is that it remains vital that anyone who feels victimized should and, you know, does have the right to speak out and come forward,” Brie said. “I obviously support my family, and not everything that’s been reported is fully accurate.”
James Franco — who won a Golden Globe earlier this month for his role as Tommy Wiseau in The Disaster Artist — was subsequently accused by five women of “sexually inappropriate behavior” in a Los Angeles Times report.
The actor rejected the allegations as “not accurate” in an appearance on Stephen Colbert’s Late Show, but maintained that he supports “people coming out and being able to have a voice because they didn’t have a voice for so long.”
Brie was nominated at the SAG Awards for her role as Ruth Wilder in GLOW, a Netflix series, and Franco for playing Wiseau in The Disaster Artist.
Watch Brie’s comments above, via E! News.
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