James Franco Defamed Ex-NYU Film Prof, Suit Says

Law360, New York (September 5, 2012, 7:18 PM EDT) -- The former New York University professor who gave James Franco a low grade in a directing class sued the actor and the school for defamation Tuesday, saying Franco’s interviews earlier this year have caused harm to his professional reputation.

Jose A. Santana is seeking unspecified damages and injunctive relief in the suit, which accuses the “127 Hours” star of maliciously defaming him during interviews with ABC News and the Huffington Post. Santana previously sued the university in December, claiming he was fired for giving Franco a...
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