You may remember back in December former NYU professor
Santana is seeking unspecified monetary damages in the Manhattan Supreme Court civil action against Franco. The ex-instructor, who has already sued NYU, blasted Franco for making “disparaging and inaccurate public statements.”
“When the suit was filed against him, Mr. Franco initially took the high road and said nothing,” said Matthew Blit, Santana’s lawyer. “Unfortunately, he could not help himself once his new movie [‘The Broken Tower’] was being released.”
Franco, who missed 12 of Santana’s 14 directing classes, had told reporters Santana was “awful,” adding, “I didn’t feel like I needed to waste my time with a bad teacher.”
“No teacher will ever be fired from NYU for giving a student a ‘D,’ ’’ Franco told several media outlets in April. “He wasn’t fired, he was asked not to come back after three years because they didn’t think he was a good teacher.”
“He is not going to be hired at another institution,” Franco charged in another interview.