She’s not holding back. Busy Philipps opened up about the mistreatment she endured from multiple men in Hollywood in her shocking new memoir, This Will Only Hurt a Little. While addressing several different experiences over the course of her 20-year career, the actress called out “bully” James Franco for allegedly getting physical with her on set.
Busy claims that her former Freaks and Geeks co-star shoved her to the ground while shooting a scene of the 1999 sitcom. At the time, the actress explained how she was directed to hit him in the chest gently while saying her line. Busy, 39, claims it upset James, alleging that he then broke character and became aggressive. “He grabbed both my arms and screamed in my face, ‘DON’T EVER TOUCH ME AGAIN!’” she writes in her book, according to Radar. “He threw me to the ground. Flat on my back. Wind knocked out of me.”
Busy alleges that James stormed off after the ordeal and crew members rushed to get her back up. The actress claims she broke down while chatting about the interaction with her co-star, Linda Cardellini, who suggested that she call her manager to explain what happened. However, not much came from it. James, 40, supposedly apologized to her the next day, but Busy noted how the director and producers ordered him to do so — and he allegedly never faced any punishment for his behavior. James was previously accused of sexual misconduct by at least five women, however James said the allegations are “not accurate.”
In her memoir which is out Oct. 16, the actress also opened up about other painful experiences in her past. Busy said she was sexually assaulted when she was only 14-years-old. After the older boy, 17, allegedly began spreading rumors about her, Busy claims that she started cutting herself to cope with the trauma and then jumped into a new relationship: one which left her pregnant at only 15. Busy ultimately decided to get an abortion and she’s still coming to terms with all of her hardships today. We commend her for staying strong!