[Gossip] James Franco Responds to Ex-NYU Professor Suing Him for Defamation
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 03.02.2013
Franco wants the lawsuit dismissed...
TMZ reports that James Franco is not backing down from a former NYU professor who is suing Franco for calling him a "bad teacher."
Franco recently filed a response to Jose Angel Santana's request for a default judgment in his favor in his defamation lawsuit against Franco. Santana feels entitled to a judgment since Franco never responded to the initial 2011 lawsuit.
However in legal documents, Franco says Santana never properly served him with the suit, so the judge should toss Santana's request for the default judgment.
But in docs, Franco now says Santana never properly served him with the suit ...and therefore the judge should toss out Santana's request for the default judgment. Franco also believes the matter should be dismissed that his insult is protected free speech. You can't sue someone over their opinion.