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A defamation case against the actor has failed after legal reps used 'gossip blogs' to locate him and could not serve papers
A professor who claims he was fired from his job at New York University for giving James Franco a "D" has lost a defamation case after a judge ruled his legal representatives failed to successfully serve the actor with legal papers, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
José Angel Santana had filed a civil action in the Manhattan supreme court over comments Franco made, labelling his classes "awful". In an interview with the New York Post he accused his former student of using "the bully pulpit of his celebrity to punish anyone who doesn't do his bidding".
Franco had described Santana as "awful" during interviews to promote his film The Broken Tower in April last year, as part of attempts to explain his lack of attendance at classes. "I »
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You might say James Franco schooled his former NYU professor. The Oz: The Great and Powerful star managed to get a judge to dismiss, in part, a lawsuit filed by José Angel Santana against the actor in a Manhattan courtroom on Wednesday, E! News confirms. Santana had sued Franco last month for defamation after the Oscar nominee told reporters he thought Santana was a "bad teacher," hence Franco's decision to only attend two of the professor's 14 class sessions. Franco's lawyer, however, maintained that the actor's comments regarding Santana were protected by freedom of speech. As for Wednesday's ruling, a court clerk did »
For James Franco, there's no place like home. Court, on the other hand, is another story. The Oz: The Great and Powerful star is asking a judge to throw out on technical grounds a defamation lawsuit brought by his former Nyu professor, claiming it is without merit. In court documents filed in Manhattan Supreme Court and obtained by the New York Daily News, the 34-year-old Franco says the legal action brought by José Angel Santana should be dismissed because a process server never actually served the suit on him. According to the filing, the process server instead served the papers at a California address where the Oscar-nominated actor does not reside. Santana previously filed a wrongful »
3 items from 2013
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