James Franco Opens Up About Underage Instagram Scandal
The Pineapple Express star claimed he was a gentleman...
James Franco has finally spoken out about that Instagram incident, and what exactly happened.
After trying to chat-up 17-year-old Lucy Clode following one of his Of Mice And Men performances on Broadway last month, James revealed to Howard Stern on his SiriusXM radio show yesterday: "I saw her and she said on her page, 'I love James Franco! Blahblahblah. 'Well, OK, you look interesting. I don't know how old you are.'"
"I was a gentleman. I said, 'Do you have a boyfriend?' And her response was, 'Not when you're around.' So that to me sounds like, OK, she's interested”, he added.
The Hollywood lothario also took the opportunity to defend the Scottish tourist, saying, "Here's what I'll say in her defense: I don't think she posted knowing what was going to happen. I think she was somebody who had 100, maybe at the most 500 friends on Twitter, or followers, or whatever. And she's thinking not, 'Here's a guy hitting on me,' she's thinking, 'Here's an image I have of James Franco hitting on me. Oh, my god! My friends will never believe this!'"
"She's just used to tweeting something to her friends and she'll get like 20 likes and they'll say, 'Oh, I like your new dress,' or whatever,” he continued.
“When she put that on, obviously people pick up on it. She even took it down, but again it was too late."
"Now people say I victim-bashed her or something. Like how is she a victim? Like anybody, I was just trying to meet somebody. It's just that my dirty s**t gets put out internationally."