Mean Girls actor Daniel Franzese opened up to the world with allegations of attack and tormenting against actress Bijou Phillips – whose husband, Danny Masterson, faces rape allegations of his own.
“She body shamed me and ridiculed me about my sexuality and physically assaulted me. 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”, he wrote.
I am telling this story of homophobia and abuse because Ellen Page shared hers. On my first film BULLY I was harassed…
Franzese likewise said that Bijou Phillips, whose dad was musician John Phillips, harassed him when he had a shirtless scene: ‘a greatly helpless minute for me’, he stated, naming himself ‘the tubby child who wore his shirt in the pool’.
Phillips is the spouse of Danny Masterson, the actor most referred to for his part as Steven Hyde in the mainstream series That ’70s Show. Masterson was blamed for rape by four ladies in the mid 2000s, assertions which reemerged a week ago. Masterson has denied the allegations against him.