As embattled actor James Franco faces an outburst of sexual misconduct allegations from five women, sister-in-law Allison Brie, married to brother Dave Franco, is walking a narrow tightrope between condemning sexual harassment and supporting her family.
Brie, who stars in “GLOW,” was asked by E! News about the allegations against Franco at the Screen Actor’s Guild Awards.
“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,” she replied.
“I obviously support my family, and not everything that’s come forward 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,” Brie added.
Franco, who was nominated for Best Actor for his role in “The Disaster Artist” but did not take home the prize, skipped the red carpet but was present at the ceremony.
He has been accused by five women of being sexually inappropriate with them. The list of alleged victims of Franco includes actress Ally Sheedy, who took to Twitter to suggest that Franco was the reason she left Hollywood.
During an interview on “Late Show” with Stephen Colbert, Franco vaguely – and awkwardly — addressed the allegations against him.
“In my life, I pride myself on taking responsibility for things that I’ve done. I have to do that to maintain my well-being. I do it — whenever I know that there is something wrong or needs to be changed, I make it a point to do it,” he said.
“The way I life my life — if there’s restitution to be made, I will make it,” Franco added. “If I’ve done something wrong, I will fix it. I have to. … I don’t know what else to do.”