She did the scene and instead of delivering his next line, Philipps said he "grabbed both my arms and screamed in my face, 'DON'T EVER TOUCH ME AGAIN!" Flat on my back. "Wind knocked out of me", she wrote.
Philipps says her co-star eventually apologized at the behest of the episode's director and producers.
Philipps talked to The Hollywood Reporter about the passage and explained some of the context behind it.
"It wasn't even outrageous", Philipps told THR in an interview this week. "And it was weird and people's agents had to be called and he had to apologize to me".
"I was always acutely aware of my expendability, and so I felt I needed to never complain, always show up on time and not be hard If someone else was being hard, it was my job to be the easy one or figure out a way to soothe the situation", she said. In her book, Philipps goes into more details of other traumatic experiences with boys while in high school in Arizona. But she notes that she felt it would be useless to tell them of the incident due to the "boys' club" nature on set.
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Seth Rogen, who also starred on Freaks and Geeks and is a frequent collaborator of Franco's, said he would absolutely keep working with his friend. "It was really brutal".
"Well at the time, but we've since made amends, James Franco and I really didn't get along".
Reps for Franco, Feig and Apatow did not immediately return our requests for comment.
However, this isn't the first time the actress has mentioned the incident.
This allegation comes on the heels of allegations of sexual misconduct against the actor earlier this year, when five women spoke out against him to the Los Angeles Times.
In 2014 he described social media as "tricky" when it was revealed that he had hit on a 17-year-old girl via Instagram messages, despite knowing her age the actor still attempted to meet her at a hotel.