Busy Philipps Says James Franco Physically Assaulted Her on ‘Freaks and Geeks’ Set

Variety | 10/8/2018 | Rachel Yang
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Actress Busy Philipps doesn’t mince her words when it comes to describing her former co-star James Franco’s behavior while they filmed the 1999 TV series “Freaks and Geeks.” She says Franco was a “f—ing” bully on set and once shoved her to the ground.

In an excerpt from Philipps’ upcoming memoir, “This Will Only Hurt a Little,” obtained by Radar Online and verified by other outlets, Philipps recalls being instructed to lightly hit Franco in the chest for a scene on the show. Franco then broke character and attacked her, she alleges.

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“He grabbed both my arms and screamed in my face, ‘DON’T EVER TOUCH ME AGAIN!'” Philipps writes in her book. “And he threw me to the ground. Flat on my back. Wind knocked out of me.”

Franco then stormed off, Philipps says, and apologized the next day after being ordered to by the director and producers. However, he was never punished for his behavior.

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This isn’t the first time Philipps has spoken about Franco’s alleged behavior. During her 2016 appearance on Andy Cohen’s “Watch What Happens Live,” she said the two “really, really disliked each other,” and elaborated on his behavior.

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