Last night, Alison Brie, Alison’s husband Dave Franco, and Dave’s brother James Franco all attended the SAG Awards in Los Angeles. James skipped the red carpet, but someone from the family had to take on the thankless job of fielding all the awkward questions about him on the red carpet. That honor fell on Alison. A choice that I’m sure was made democratically by drawing straws in the limo on the ride over, and not because James didn’t want to risk his damage control being delivered as “Yo, man, the allegations are, like…very un-rad, dude.”
Trudy Campbell was my favorite character on Mad Men. If Giuliana Rancic had pushed her mic in no-fucks-given Trudy’s face and asked for her thoughts on James’ alleged behavior as a Time’s Up supporter, Trudy might have tightened her smile in a way that said, “Oh, so now E! cares about women, okay.” But Alison kept it mostly cool and diplomatic.
Alison is on both sides of the issue. She supports her family, but also supports all the women coming forward with their stories, even if – according to her – the details of some of their stories might be a bit incorrect.
“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. 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.”
At the 2018 #SAGAwards, Alison Brie addressed the allegations of sexual misconduct made against her brother-in-law, James Franco: "It remains vital that anyone that feels victimized should and does have the right to speak out and come forward." pic.twitter.com/dG5uJJVko7
— E! News (@enews) January 21, 2018
Obviously Alison expected to be asked about her brother-in-law, and her answer was most likely practiced in a mirror before hand. So it’s not like Alison was ambushed and came up with it on the spot. But still I’m sure Alison is going to get an email from Scarlett Johansson this morning. “I see you’re answering questions on behalf of James. Are you also who I talk to about getting my pin back?”
Here’s more of Dave, in a tux, and Alison, in a dress that looks like what her GLOW character might wear to accept a Slammy Award.
Pics: E! News, Wenn.com