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James Franco

NYU Prof Can't Sue Me

For Saying He Sucks

3/2/2013 5:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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James Franco
refuses to back down from the ex-NYU professor who sued the actor for calling him a "bad teacher" -- insisting the guy not only sucks at teaching, but he also screwed up his own lawsuit.

Franco has just filed a response to Jose Angel Santana's request for a default judgement in his favor in his defamation lawsuit against Franco. Santana feels he's entitled to the judgement because Franco never responded to the initial 2011 lawsuit.

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 judgement. 

Franco also claims the entire matter should be dismissed on grounds his insult is protected free speech -- in other words ... you can't sue someone over their opinion.

And now, here's one of our favorite pictures ever -- James Franco sleeping in class.

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46.

Lady_ELLE    

Perhaps Franco is the one with the problem... all the other students seem to be alert and listening.

Maybe Franco is just dumb! Just a thought. ** smh **

498 days ago
47.

RxQueen    

True or not, your messing with someones job and reputation. you may be stating your opinion but it has a bigger impact because u are a celebrity.

498 days ago
48.

ElisabethIsDisgusting    

James Franco is soooooooo ugly!

498 days ago
49.

Spicy mag    

He doesn't have a leg to stand on.

497 days ago
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