Daniel Franzese claims he has been personally victimized by Bijou Phillips.
The actor, best known for playing Damian in Mean Girls, has accused the actress-singer of body shaming him and making fun of his sexuality on the set of their film Bully.
Inspired by Ellen Page accusing Brett Ratner of homophobic behavior on the set of X-Men: The Last Stand, Franzese called out Phillips for harassing him during “the entire shoot” of the 2001 thriller.
In a lengthy Facebook post, he shared:
“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.”
Franzese added that some fellow cast members like Michael Pitt and the late Brad Renfro “kept telling her to shut up,” but that didn’t stop the alleged bullying.
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