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Queer actor Daniel Franzeze opens up about being allegedly assaulted by actress Bijou Phillips

Bijou Phillips has said while she does not remember it, she has issued an apology

Queer actor Daniel Franzeze opens up about being allegedly assaulted by actress Bijou Phillips
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Daniel Franzese, the Mean Girls actor, has opened up about being allegedly sexually and physically assaulted by actress Bijou Phillips.

The Looking star has claimed, during the filming of Bully, the actress ridiculed his sexual orientation and body shamed him.

The allegations were posted in a lengthy, detailed post on Facebook, inspired by Ellen Page telling her story.

Philips has apologized but says she has no memory of the event. Franzese did not provide any other evidence for the allegations.

Daniel Franzese’s allegations against Bijou Phillips

‘She body shamed me and ridiculed me about my sexuality‬ and physically assaulted me,’ Franzese claimed.

‘I was scared and closeted and feared for my job. It started with a lot of eye‪ ‬rolling whenever we spoke but‪ ‬escalated when we did a cast shoot for the poster‪.‬

‘‪A‬s we were shooting she kept loudly saying “Are you gay?!” and laughing‪ while ‬the producers‪ ‬and photographer did nothing‪ ‬to stop her but some of my cast like Micheal Pitt and Brad Renfro kept telling her to shut up‪ ‬but she continued to say “Are You Gay?!”

‘Like 10 times making sure to be loud enough for everyone to hear I reluctantly told her i was bi. Which at the time was how I was choosing to‪ ‬identify as “Q” wasn’t known to be an option yet and to be honest I don’t know that I had many gay experiences at the time my life. I was an extremely late bloomer.

‘She cackled and‪ said “HA! He’s bi!” And then when I showed up to work the next day in front of the crew she was screaming “Oh look! The Bi guy is here!”’

Alleged: ‘She kicked me as hard as she could in the back of the head’

Later, Franzese claimed Phillips broke character during a scene when he had to be shirtless.

‘She pointed at my body and at the top of her lungs yelled “Ewwww gross!!!” She laughed and pointed at me and continued to berate me. they call cut and I had to walk off set to collect myself,’ he said.

And then later, Franzese then alleged Phillips told him he reminded her of Carnie Wilson of Wilson Philips (who was well known at the time for her weight issues) and then grabbed his nipple and twisted it through his shirt.

‘When we shot one of our last scenes in a court room she was walking around barefoot and the bottom of her feet were black with dirt,’ he added.

‘She was sitting behind me and kept rubbing her dirty feet on my neck. I kept swiveling the chair to move away from her and she kicked me as hard as she could in the back of the head.

‘To this day I’m not even sure if she gave me a concussion because I was light headed and dizzy for a while.’

Bijou Phillips issues apology

Phillips has issued a statement about Franzese’s statement.

‘I want to write to address what Daniel has said. I don’t remember that time well, those years are a blur. I was a teenager and reckless in my behavior. I know Daniel to be a trustworthy and honest person, and to find out through social media that I was not the friend I thought I was to him made me so sad,’ Phillips said in a statement provided to TMZ.

‘I am so mortified by this behavior and have contacted Daniel and apologized to him privately.

‘I am not and never have been homophobic. I have nothing but love for the LGBTQ community and Daniel.’


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