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James Francos NYU professor suing him for defamation

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James Franco got a masters degree in filmmaking from NYU last May, and is even expected to teach a class on directing short films at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts this fall, which is surprising because he skipped 12 of his 14 classes on directing and received a "D". Then he publicly said that professor sucked, right before that professor got fired. Which is why he's now suing.

José Angel Santana, who has already sued NYU, blasted Franco for making "disparaging and inaccurate public statements." "I didn't deserve to be on the receiving end of those falsehoods," said Santana, who has been a teacher since 1979. "I was outraged that someone with his attendance record at NYU had the audacity to make those statements."

Whatever dude. Your class is stupid, directors don't even do anything. The producers hire everyone, the writers write everything, the director of photography films everything, and the editor turns it all into a story. Being a director is like being a coach in the NBA. "Ohh, hey, Lebron, um, go jump higher than those other guys. Ok, good, now, dunk the ball. Oh yea, he did it, my plan is working!"

(image source of franco at the venice film festival yesterday with rachel korine, vanessa hudgens, selena gomez and ashley benson = getty)

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