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Busy Philipps Lobs Shocking Assault Claim Against James Franco — ‘Wind Knocked Out Of Me’

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Jena Greene Reporter

Actress Busy Philipps lays out some pretty heavy claims against James Franco in her new memoir “This Will Only Hurt A Little.”

The details of the accusation, obtained by Radar Online and verified by Yahoo! Entertainment, are laid out in a chapter about her time playing Laurie Keller in the hit ’90s sitcom “Freaks And Geeks,” where Philipps claims Franco assaulted her in 1999. (RELATED: Sharon Stone Defends James Franco: ‘I’m Appalled With What’s Happening’)

 

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Radar Online reported the following:

While filming a scene of the 1999 short-lived sitcom, Philipps, now 39, claims she was directed to gently hit Franco in the chest while delivering her line.

Franco, she alleges, broke character and suddenly attacked her.

“He grabbed both my arms and screamed in my face, ‘DON’T EVER TOUCH ME AGAIN!'” she writes in the book. “And he threw me to the ground. Flat on my back. Wind knocked out of me.”

Franco reportedly apologized to Philipps the next day after both the producer and director urged him to do so.

Philipps’ book is due out Oct. 16, and Franco has not responded to the claims in her memoir.

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