Damien From 'Mean Girls' Has Accused His Co-Star Of Harassing & Physically Assaulting Him
How could we possibly forget Damien from Mean Girls!?
Daniel Franzese, the actor behind the iconic role, has come forward claiming his Bully co-star Bijou Phillips harassed and assaulted him on set.
"She body shamed me and ridiculed me about my sexuality and physically assaulted me," he wrote in a Facebook post.
Daniel wrote that he was "scared and closeted and feared for [his] job," after Bijou once twisted his nipple and kicked him "as hard as she could in the back of [his] head."
The actor also alleges that Bijou once burned him with a cigarette and threw eggs at his trailer.
It's not the first time Bijou Phillips has been accused of this kind of behaviour. Other Bully co-stars including the late Brad Renfro an Michael Pitt complained, and Bijou was wrapped 10 weeks early while filming the 2000 comedy-drama Almost Famous due to similar occurences.
"I can't imagine anyone who behaves that way in a work environment cares that there will be stories that are told about them later," Daniel said of Bijou.
Bijou has since apologised to Daniel via TMZ, saying "I don't remember that time well, those years are a blue. I was a teenager and reckless in my behaviour."
"I am so mortified by this behaviour and have contacted Daniel and apologised to him privately. I am not and never have been homophobic. I have nothing but love for the LGBTQ community and Daniel," she added.
Daniel also took to Twitter to explain he has accepted Bijou's apology, but added "I shared this story only to bring light to a dark memory."
We’ve all been hurt and we’ve all hurt someone. I️ accept your apology on the grace you can afford the same mercy to someone else one day.
— Daniel Franzese (@WhatsupDanny) November 13, 2017
Daniel's story, like many others, is shining a light on the often shady side of Hollywood and will hopefully encourage positive change.