Did James Franco get a professor at New York University fired for daring to give the actor a bad grade? That’s what Jose Angel Santana claims.
Santana gave Franco a “D” in “Directing the Actor II” after the actor missed 12 of 14 classes, and was promptly ridiculed by Franco and then dismissed from the fine arts department. He is currently suing the school to get his job back.
“The school has bent over backwards to create a Franco-friendly environment, that’s for sure,” said Santana to the New York Post. “The university has done everythign in its power to curry favor with James Franco.
Professor Santana also alleges that other educators in the fine arts department gave Franco good grades for the same lackadaisical behavior, adding, “In my opinion, they’ve turned the NYU graduate film degree into swag for James Franco’s purposes, a possession, something you can buy.”
Do you think Santana has a case, or will Franco get the last laugh?