Actress Heather Matarazzo Tells Daniel Franzese That Bijou Phillips Once Strangled Her


Read the post about Mean Girls' Daniel Franzese harassment at the hands of Bijou Phillips on the set of Bully here

- in an episode of her podcast Shut Up and Listen actress Heather Matarazzo (of Welcome to the Dollhouse, The Princess Diaries, and The L Word fame) told gay actor Daniel Franzese that actress Bijou Phillips strangled her just before they filmed the 2007 horror film Hostel: Part II

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The day before they started shooting, there was a 'get to know you' party where Heather was not drinking as she had been sober for about a year.

- Heather's description of events:

"I remember the grey gloves. I remember the grey gloves. [Phillips] had thrown me up against a wall and put her hands around my neck and started choking me and choked me for a good 15, 20 seconds. And said, because she knew that I was sober based upon when we’d gotten there, we’d been offered pills by one of the producers to help us sleep, from the jet lag and the time difference. And I was like, ‘No, I don’t…. nope.’ I kept on getting offered and offered until I was like, “I’m sober, I don’t do that.” And so that night, when she had thrown me up against the wall and like, I mean I’ve experienced some horrifying moments in my life and I count that to be one of them."

- she also claims that Phillips said to her, “I’m going to make sure that you relapse on this film.” (she did not relapse)

- Heather did not tell the producers or director

- Bijou is a Scientologist and married to Danny Masterson, who has been accused of rape by four different women (ONTD post about it)

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