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    Mon, 10 Sep 2012 14:45:17

    Actor James Franco Sued by Former NYU Teacher - He claims he was fired for giving the actor a low grade for being truant

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    Actor and academic James Franco is being sued by his former university professor.

    Jose Angel Santana sued New York University, claiming that he was unfairly dismissed from his job after giving Franco a "D" as a grade for cutting class. Hmmm. Really? Does Franco really have that kinda pull? Sure, he is a handsome and famous actor, but he's also a tuiton-paying student. Would NYU brass extend him any sort of special courtesies or dispensations or power to have teacher's fired? We doubt that…

    However, Santana has taken things a step further and has filed papers at Manhattan Supreme Court against the actor himself, demanding unspecified damages following comments Franco made in April about his time at the university.

    Santana told The New York Post, "I didn't deserve to be on the receiving end of those falsehoods. I was outraged that someone with his attendance record at NYU had the audacity to make those statements."

    Franco supposedly missed 12 of 14 classes in Santana's filmmaking class but claims that Santana was not fired for giving him a poor grade.

    Team Franco or Team Santana?

    —Maggie Pannacione

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