Bijou Phillips Offers Apology to Daniel Franzese, He Responds
Daniel Franzese recently took to Facebook to share his own story of alleged homophobia and abuse.
In a post shared over the weekend, he wrote:
"On my first film BULLY I was harassed by Bijou Phillips the entire shoot. She body shamed me and ridiculed me about my sexuality and physically assaulted me. I was scared and closeted and feared for my job."
Since then, Phillips has reached out to Franzese to apologize.
She told 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."
"I am so mortified by this behavior and have contacted Daniel and apologized to him privately. I am not and never have been homophobic. I have nothing but love for the LGBTQ community and Daniel."
In response, Franzese took to Twitter to say that he accepts her apology.