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Alison Brie Addresses Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against Brother-in-Law James Franco at the 2018 SAG Awards

Scarlett Johansson also commented on the actor's decision to wear a "Time's Up" pin at the Golden Globes. 

By Jenny Berg
James Franco - On Acting

Alison Brie was asked a difficult question on the red carpet at the 2018 SAG Awards. The Glow star's brother-in-law, James Franco, was recently accused of sexual misconduct by five women. In light of the Time's Up movement, which has been a hot topic this awards season, E! host Giuliana Rancic asked Brie about her thoughts on the damning accusations. 

"I know that you're a supporter of the Time's Up movement, and so am I, and so much of the movement has to do with transparency," Rancic began. "As you know, your family, and your brother-in-law, has been in the news recently. What are your thoughts on that?" 

Wearing a sequined red dress, Brie took Rancic's question in stride. "I think that above all, what we've always said is it remains vital that anyone that feels victimized should and does have the right to speak out and come forward," the SAG nominee said.

"I obviously support my family," she continued. "Not everything that has been reported is fully accurate, so I think we're waiting to get all the information. But of course, now is the time for listening, and that's what we're all trying to do." Though Franco did not attend the January 11 Critics' Choice Awards, he was present at the January 21 SAG Awards.

The actor was also a topic of discussion at the January 20 Women's March. During a speech at the Los Angeles march, actress Scarlett Johansson questioned Franco's decision to wear a "Time's Up" pin at the 2018 Golden Globe Awards. 

"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?” she asked. “I want my pin back, by the way.” Johansson's rep later confirmed to People that the actress' remarks were indeed pointed at Franco. 

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