- Alison Brie, who is the star of Netflix’s “Glow,” came to James Franco’s defense on the SAG Awards red carpet Sunday night.
- She told E! News that not everything that’s been reported about Franco, who is her brother-in-law, has been accurate.
- On Saturday, Scarlett Johansson slammed Franco for wearing a Time’s Up pin to the Golden Globes, saying, “I want my pin back.”
Alison Brie defended her brother-in-law James Franco a day after Scarlett Johansson publicly slammed him.
While walking the red carpet at Sunday night’s SAG Awards, Brie, who is the star of Netflix’s “Glow” and is married to Dave Franco, was quick to defend James amidst allegations of sexually ‘exploitative’ behavior with women.
“I think that above all what we’ve always said is that it remains vital that anyone that feels victimized should and does have the right to speak out and come forward,” Brie told E! News. “I obviously support my family, and not everything that’s been reported has been 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 are all trying to do.”
The day before the SAG Awards, which James Franco attended despite the allegations, “The Avengers” star Scarlett Johansson criticized him at the LA Women’s March. Johansson called out Franco for wearing a Time’s Up pin at the 2018 Golden Globes.
“My mind baffles,” Johansson 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? I want my pin back, by the way.”
Some were quick to criticize Johansson for her comments about Franco, since she hasn’t come forward with a statement addressing the allegation that Woody Allen sexually assaulted his adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow. Johansson has worked with Allen on three films including “Match Point,” “Scoop,” and “Vicky Cristina Barcelona.”
Yes, this is the same Scarlett Johansson who starred in three Woody Allen films and said of the accusations against him: “It’s all guesswork.” https://t.co/yMmDPXKD22
— Zing Tsjeng (@misszing) January 21, 2018
hey remember the time scarlett johansson called dylan farrow's letter about the abuse she suffered at the hands of woody allen "irresponsible"
— jess (@kleos) January 21, 2018
Scarlett Johansson on James Franco:
"I want my pin back"
Scarlett Johansson on Woody Allen:
"It's all guesswork" pic.twitter.com/XlLaiz13iY
— Hanna Ines Flint (@HannaFlint) January 21, 2018
In fact, Johansson came to Allen’s defense a few years ago.
“I think it’s irresponsible to take a bunch of actors that will have a Google alert on and to suddenly throw their name into a situation that none of us could possibly knowingly comment on,” Johansson told The Guardian in 2014 after Dylan Farrow’s op-ed in The New York Times. “That just feels irresponsible to me.”
Several actors who have starred in Allen’s films, including Colin Firth, Greta Gerwig, Ellen Page, Timothée Chalamet, and Rebecca Hall (who co-starred with Johansson in “Vicky Cristina Barcelona”) have publicly denounced Allen in recent weeks, pledging to never work with him again.
James Franco was nominated for a SAG Award for best actor in a leading role for “The Disaster Artist,” but he lost to Gary Oldman for his role as Winston Churchill in the “The Darkest Hour.”
You can watch Johansson’s speech at the Women’s March in LA below: