Alison Brie ''really admires'' how James Franco has responded to being accused of sexual misconduct.

The 'Disaster Artist' actor was accused by five women of inappropriate behaviour and abuse of power earlier this month, and though he's denied any misconduct, he has stated he respects the group for speaking out and vowed to examine at his own behaviour, and his sister-in-law - who is married to James' brother Dave Franco - thinks he's done the right thing.

She told 'Entertainment Tonight': ''You know, I really admire how he's handling everything, listening and being open to change.

''I think we all need to support men being open to change if we want to see major change in this industry.''

In the wake of the allegations, James skipped the Critics' Choice Awards, but was present for the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards on Sunday (21.01.18), where he was nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role, and the 'Glow' actress thinks he was right to attend.

She said: ''Tonight is about the work that has been done, and I think it still is important for all of us to celebrate that. So much goes into these projects that is behind-the-scenes that people don't see, so it's nice to still celebrate them.''

The 35-year-old actress also spoke about the allegations in another interview on the red carpet, insisting it was right to ''listen'' to anyone who came forward and said they felt ''victimised''.

She told E! News: ''I think that above all what we've always said is that it remains vital that anyone that feels victimised should and does have the right to speak out and come forward.

''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.''

James, 39, recently vowed to ''take responsibility'' and ''fix'' anything he has done wrong and to ''listen'' to those who were unhappy with him.

He said: ''In my life, I pride myself in taking responsibility for things