Alison Brie Defends Brother-in-law James Franco At SAG Awards

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January 21, 2018 | 9:10pm EST

Actress Alison Brie defended her brother-in-law James Franco on the red carpet at the Screen Actors Guild Awards after he was attacked by Scarlett Johansson at the Women’s March on Saturday.
The 127 Hours star has been defending himself against allegations of inappropriate behavior since he picked up a Best Actor trophy at the Golden Globes earlier this month, and his brother Dave’s wife was keen to let everyone know she has his back on Sunday afternoon.
Asked to comment about her brother-in-law’s personal drama, the 35-year-old actress said, “I think that above all, what we’ve always said is, it remains vital that anyone who feels victimized should and does have the right to speak out and come forward.
“I obviously support my family and not everything that has been reported is fully accurate. I think we’re waiting to get all the information. Now is the time for listening and that’s what we’re trying to do.”
Brie, who is nominated for an Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series award for her role in Glow, opened up a day after The Avengers star Johansson took aim at Franco during an emotional speech at the Women’s March in Los Angeles, criticizing him for wearing a Time’s Up pin to support the anti-sexual harassment movement at the Globes.
“I want my pin back, by the way,” she said refusing to name the 127 Hours star, who has stepped away from the awards season spotlight amid the claims he acted inappropriately – allegations he insists are “inaccurate”.
The actress’ representative has confirmed that she was referring to Franco when she said, “How could a person publicly stand by an organization that helps to provide support for victims of sexual assault while privately preying on people who have no power?”