James Franco Bashes Bad Teacher, Now Facing Lawsuit

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Actor James Franco may be eating his words after getting slapped with a lawsuit by his former NYU acting teacher Jose Angel Santana, but he’s not willing to admit it just yet. The teacher seeks damages, accusing the star of ruining his academic career by making negative public comments.

James Franco is having none of it. His retort? Freedom of speech! Franco thinks the lawsuit is absurd and should be chucked. He told The New York Post, “I didn’t feel like I needed to waste my time with a bad teacher.”

Santana, who was fired by NYU in 2001, claims Franco rarely attended class and only received stellar grades because of his celebrity status.

We’re not sure who’s in the wrong here, but we’re thinking Franco might think twice before slamming anyone else.

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