This is a confusing turn of events, so bare with us while we explain!
James Franco's old NYU film professor filed a defamation lawsuit after The Great and the Powerful actor spoke shiz about the quality of the instructor's lessons.
Prof. José Angel Santana was fired late last year and he claims it's because he gave James a 'D' in class.
And why would he do that!?
“Whoever was in Clint Eastwood’s chair at the Republican National Convention was more present than Mr. Franco was in my classes."
We understand he's unhappy after his release but comparing a world-renowned actor to the empty chair Dirty Harry rambled to at the RNC?!
But did James deserve the criticism?
He skipped 12 out of 14 of his classes!! We HAVE to assume it's because the actor spent his wild and crazy Spring Breakers time getting cozy with his lovely co-star Selena Gomez!!!
And who could blame him — the luscious Latina is smoking
Of course, he denies a dame would ever make him ditch!
“I didn’t feel like I needed to waste my time with a bad teacher… he was asked not to come back after three years because they didn’t think he was a good teacher… He is not going to be hired at another institution.”
Ah, a crappy class! That's a much more reasonable excuse!
[Image via AP Images.]
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