Bijou Phillips Accused of Gay-Shaming ‘Mean Girls’ Star Daniel Franzese
The actress issued an apology after the Mean Girls star called her out on her inappropriate behavior, claiming, “She body shamed me and ridiculed me about my sexuality and physically assaulted me” when they had worked together in 2001’s Bully.
He says she loudly and repeatedly asked him in front of others if he was gay, and when he said he was bi, she followed up the next day by screaming, “Oh look! The Bi guy is here!” He says she, on a different occasion, grabbed his nipple and “twisted it hard through my shirt and laughed,” and at one point during filming kicked him in the head so hard he still is not sure if he had a concussion.
Bijou tells TMZ, “I want to write to address what Daniel has said. I don’t remember that time well, those years are a blur. I was a teenager and reckless in my behavior. I know Daniel to be a trustworthy and honest person, and to find out through social media that I was not the friend I thought I was to him made me so sad.”