Alison Brie


Alison Brie addresses allegations against brother-in-law James Franco

'I obviously support my family.'


Tess Cagle


Posted on Jan 22, 2018   Updated on May 22, 2021, 3:56 am CDT

Sunday night at the Screen Actors Guild Awards was a big evening for actress Alison Brie, who was nominated for outstanding performance by a female actor in a comedy series and best performance by an ensemble in a comedy series for her work in Netflix series GLOW.

And while Brie did not take home any awards at the end of the night, she was afforded the opportunity to be questioned on the red carpet about accusations against her brother-in-law James Franco, who skipped the red carpet but did attend the SAG Awards. Brie is married to James’ brother, Dave Franco. 

E!’s Giuliana Rancic, who has a history of controversial red carpet interviews, took the opportunity Sunday evening to ask Brie how the reports against Franco—who has been accused by five women of sexual misconduct—have affected the rest of the Franco family. 

“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,” Brie said. “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. But, of course, now is a time for listening and that’s what we’re all trying to do.”

Viewers took to Twitter to express their distaste that Rancic used her few moments with Brie to ask about Franco, rather than asking about Brie’s own accomplishments and career.

Rancic didn’t just upset fans during her interview with Brie, either. She was also called out for how she treated Kelly Marie Tran, from Star Wars: The Last Jedi, whom she only asked if there were any celebrities that Tran was excited to take a selfie with—instead of asking about her accomplishment as the first Asian-American woman to star in a Star Wars film.

H/T Vulture

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*First Published: Jan 22, 2018, 9:56 am CST