Rumors as to why Spring Breakers director Harmony Korine was banned from the Late Show with David Letterman have been floating around for ages - the most popular being that he threw a tantrum and shoved fellow guest Meryl Streep in the Green room - but as of last night, we can speculate no more. While interviewing Spring Breakers star James Franco, Letterman put the rumors to rest and explained exactly what happened, "true story": 

"Well, the story was, and it's absolutely true," Letterman recalled, "I went upstairs to greet Meryl Streep and say 'welcome to the show,'...she was not in [her dressing room], and I looked around, and I found your friend Harmony going through her purse. True story. And so I said, 'OK, that's it, put her things back in her bag, and then get out of here.'"

Franco also commented that Korine had a period where he "was going a little off the rails, so maybe he was on something that night," but that "he's a very sane guy now." In turn, Letterman proceeded to sort of rescinded the ban per Franco's suggestion.

You can check out the clip above.

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[via Vulture]