NYU Professor Allegedly Fired For Dropping D on James Franco

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A former NYU professor claims he got fired because he's Hispanic and dared give James Franco, Hollywood celebrity, a D in a class, according to a new lawsuit.

Jose Angel Santana, who taught Franco in his "Directing the Actor" class, is now suing the University for his job back, claiming he was wrongfully terminated.

According to the lawsuit, Santana dropped a D on Franco for missing 12 of the 14 classes during the MFA course. Not shocking, given his academic track record:

James Franco Pic

However, when peeps found out, Santana claims he suffered all sorts of public humiliation at the hands of Franco and the school itself, which canned him.

Something he claims would never have happened to a white professor.

According to Santana, other faculty played favorites for Franco, including fellow professor Jay Anania, who Franco hired to write and direct Shadows & Lies.

Santana says, "In my opinion, they've turned the NYU graduate film degree into swag for James Franco's purposes, a possession, something you can buy."

“The university has done everything in its power to curry favor.”

Okay ... can we just talk about the pic again? That's hilarious.


NYU, give Jose Angel Santana his job back! NYU just lost it prestige catering to this celebrity.


After his OSCAR debacle and his "review" on Breaking Dawn, Santana should have given him F!




I so believe there are two sides to every story and I'm not quite ready to believe the former NYU professor's just yet...


I used to like james franco but here lately he just seems to be kind of full of himself.


I don't imagine that he was let go because of the race reason (that seems really far fetched), but I could see his reasoning behind not catering to Franco or kissing his ass. I LOVE James Franco, don't get me wrong, but I could see why some professors would want to just butter up to him. Not only is he famous and an amazing actor, he's super hot, too lol. And he sounds like a great guy. I wonder what his stance is on all of this.