He may have missed the Critics’ Choice Awards following the sexual misconduct allegations that were made against him a few weeks ago, but James Franco clearly wanted to make an appearance at last night’s SAG Awards.
However the actor very wisely chose not to walk the red carpet, but could be seen sitting in the audience during the ceremony.
His brother Dave Franco and wife Alison Brie did walk the red carpet, and had a few things to say about the sexual misconduct allegations made against James Franco…
“I think that above all, what we’ve always said is it remains vital that anyone that feels victimized should and does have the right to speak out and come forward,” said Alison Brie when interviewed.
“I obviously support my family.
“Not everything that has been reported 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.”
While James Franco’s family seem to be standing by him, the same can’t be said for some other A-listers in the industry…
Scarlett Johansson made some very interesting comments – which her rep later confirmed were about James Franco and his “hypocritical” support of the Time’s Up movement – at the Women’s March, which took place in LA the day before the SAG Awards…
“My mind baffles – 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,” the actress said, in reference to James Franco’s support of the Time’s Up movement.
“I want my pin back by the way.”
James Franco’s lawyers have disputed all of the women’s allegations, although the actor does “support” anyone who wants to speak out…
“I completely support people coming out and being able to have a voice because they didn’t have a voice for so long,” he previously said on The Late Show.
“So, I don’t want to shut them down in anyway. It’s, I think, a good thing, and I support it.”