James Franco embroiled in university lawsuit
- Photo: Victoria Will/Invision/AP1 of 15
- Photo: Marion Curtis/Invision/AP2 of 15
- Photo: Camera Press/Retna Ltd.3 of 15
- Photo: Camera Press/Retna Ltd.4 of 15
- Photo: Comi-Dalle Luche/StarTraks5 of 15
- Photo: Joe Stevens/Retna Ltd.6 of 15
- Photo: Mark J. Terrill/Invision/AP7 of 15
- Photo: Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP8 of 15
- Photo: Flaunt/Promotional9 of 15
- Photo: Gucci/Promotional10 of 15
- Photo: Nikki Nelson/WENN11 of 15
- Photo: NC1/NYG/NBC/http://www.wenn.com/12 of 15
- Photo: INB/WENN13 of 15
- Photo: Mark J. Terrill/Invision/AP14 of 15
By firstname.lastname@example.org (WENN Newsdesk)
Studious actor James Franco has been dragged into a legal battle over allegations that a teacher at his university was sacked after giving the star a bad grade.
Jose Angel Santana, who taught the "Spider-Man" actor at New York University, has filed a lawsuit against the institution, claiming he was unfairly dismissed from his teaching job.
The 58-year-old alleges his firing came not long after he handed the Oscar nominee a D grade for allegedly missing some of his classes.
He tells the New York Post, "The school has bent over backwards to create a Franco-friendly environment, that's for sure. The university has done everything in its power to curry favor with James Franco ... In my opinion, they've turned the NYU graduate film degree into swag for James Franco's purposes, a possession, something you can buy."
RELATED: Franco Drops Trou in Flaunt Magazine
Santana has filed legal papers at Manhattan Supreme Court in New York in a bid to win his job back.
Wonderwall.com goes behind the scenes at the 2015 American Music AwardsWatch Video »
In honor of the 10th anniversary of "Just Friends," check out how the stars of the film have changed.Watch Video »
Get the Duggar dish on Replay hosted by Wonderwall's Kirby Kristen.Watch Video »
Tats for Love
From Heidi Klum and Seal to Ryan Sweeting and Kaley Cuoco, see which stars got tattoos for love.Watch Video »
Shailene Woodley and the stars of "Divergent" chat phobias and on-set injuries at the film's world premiere.Watch Video »
Stars chat with Wonderwall.com on the red carpet at the 2015 American Music AwardsWatch Video »