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Busy Philipps Calls Out James Franco For Physically Assaulting Her

Busy Philipps Calls Out James Franco For Physically Assaulting Her

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.

HollywoodLife.com has reached out to representatives for both Busy Philipps and James Franco.

The actress details the alleged attack in an excerpt from her upcoming memoir, This Will Only Hurt a Little, obtained by Yahoo Entertainment. The future Pineapple Express star apparently didn't like that and took it out on his scene partner, she writes.

Franco then stormed off, she continues, as the "horrified" crew rushed to help her as she lay on the ground.

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Busy Philipps is opening up about a scary incident with her one-time "Freaks and Geeks" co-star James Franco. Philipps claims that Franco couldn't handle the contact and proceeded to lose his cool, breaking character to aggressively confront Phillps. "And he threw me to the ground". She chose not to as Franco apologized to her the following day, having been forced to do so by the show's producers and director. However, she notes that he was never punished for his supposed behavior.

During the PaleyFest LA reunion in 2011, the whole cast, minus Franco, talked and laughed about the incident, including Philipps. She continued, "When we were on Freaks and Geeks, we were 19 and we really, really disliked each other". 'I never knew this conversation existed, and in an improv, I smacked him on the thing, and he was like, "Don't ever touch me", and grabbed me and shoved me to the ground.

The 40-year-old actor has kept a relatively low-profile since allegations surfaced, but the accusations haven't stymied his carrier. At one point he apologized to me.

Franco's character has been called into question over the past year; he was accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women but has denied the claims. "But I think the person I'm hardest on is myself", she said while discussing her decision to write about her personal struggles in the book hitting shelves October 16. Today is the day we are silent no more.