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The actress was asked about the claims on the SAG Awards 2018 red carpet, which she attended with husband, Dave Franco. E! News anchor Giuliana Rancic first brought up their discussion of Brie's support of Time's Up at the Golden Globes, before getting into the pressing subject matter.
"I think that above all is—what we’ve always said is that it remains vital that anyone who feels victimized should and does have the right to speak out and come forward," she stated. "I obviously support my family and not everything that’s been reported is fully accurate, so I think we’re waiting to get all the information."
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
Brie added: "But, of course, now is a time for listening and that’s what we’re all trying to do." Her response comes a day after Scarlett Johansson gave a powerful speech at the Women's March in Los Angeles, where she blatantly called out James Franco. “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? I want my pin back, by the way,” she said.
Franco's hypocrisy was first brought up by several women on Twitter during the Golden Globes on January 7. A few days later, the Los Angeles Times published a report where five former students accused him of sexual misconduct. The actor has since denied said allegations made on Twitter.
"The things that I heard that were on Twitter are not accurate, but I completely support people coming out and being able to have a voice because they didn't have a voice for so long," he explained to Stephen Colbert on the Late Show. "So I don't wanna shut them down in any way. It's, I think, a good thing and I support it."
Franco still plans to attend this year's SAG Awards amid the allegations.