finally explained the infamous Harmony Korine ban from his show. When stopped by his talk show on March 25 to promote "", Letterman told the actor that he banned Korine after he caught the director going through 's purse backstage.
Franco first brought up the issue, recalling the incident which took place on October 29, 1999. "The legend is that he came back, and it's in the books, he was here, and he came back a fourth time, and it says in the books, 'Not interviewed,' so he was bounced," Franco said to Letterman. "The legend is that he pushed Meryl Streep backstage. I mean, if you push Meryl Streep backstage, you get kicked off."