Busy Philipps says James Franco assaulted her on the 'Freaks & Geeks' set

Busy Philipps Claims James Franco Assaulted Her on the Set of Freaks and Geeks

An excerpt attained by Radar Online from actress Busy Phillipps' memoir depicts the moment when actor James Franco pushed Philipps to the ground.

Philipps claims the assault happened while filming a scene in which her character, Kim, hit Daniel, her on-again, off-again boyfriend, in the chest.

He grabbed both my arms and screamed in my face, "DON'T EVER TOUCH ME AGAIN!" Flat on my back. She says that she had the wind knocked out of her and had tears in her eyes at the time, and that they did the scene one more time.

Franco then stormed off, Philipps writes, and the crew rushed to help her to her feet.

Philipps writes that everyone on set was horrified by Franco's behavior, including series co-star Linda Cardellini, who advised her to complain to her manager, Philipps said. The next day, Franco apologized, after the producers and the episode's director told him to do so, though he was never formally punished for his actions. "I have struggled with this thing for 25 years, and I guess I just wanted to add my name to the chorus of people saying that they believe her and that what she's doing is so incredibly fearless". I have my own side of this story", Franco told Meyers, "but I believe in these people that have been underrepresented getting their stories out enough that I will hold back things that I could say just because I believe in it that much. "So why would this be treated any differently". On September 27 - the same day Ford testified that Brett Kavanaugh assaulted her when they were in high school - Philipps posted on Instagram that she was raped when she was 14 years old.

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Busy Philipps is opening up about a scary incident with her one-time "Freaks and Geeks" co-star James Franco.

In 2016, Bravo host Andy Cohen asked her, "Who is the most hard celebrity you've ever worked with?" according to Jezebel.

"When we were 19, we were on ′Freaks and Geeks' and we really, really disliked each other". It's well documented. He shoved me to the ground once.

"Well at the time, but we've since made amends, James Franco and I really didn't get along".

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