While chatting with E!’s Giuliana Rancic on the network’s pre-show, the Glow star who is married to Franco’s brother, Dave, was asked about the allegations of sexual misconduct facing her brother-in-law.
Franco wore a Time’s Up pin at the Golden Globe Awards, where he won best actor in a comedy for The Disaster Artist. It signified his support for the anti-sexual harassment movement in Hollywood.
Later that week, the Los Angeles Times published a report alleging Franco had engaged in inappropriate behavior with four former students, one of whom said he was her mentor. Franco has denied the allegations.
James Franco has been accused of sexually inappropriate behavior by five women — four of whom were his students
Rancic asked the actress her thoughts about the claims.
“I think that above all, 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.”
Franco echoed Brie’s sentiments, addressing allegations made on Twitter during an appearance on The Late Show earlier this month.
“The things 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,” Franco told host Stephen Colbert. “So, I don’t want to shut them down in any way. It’s, I think, a good thing, and I support it.”
Contributing: Andrea Mandell
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