James Franco Admits to “Trying to Seduce” a 17 Year Old Girl on Instagram

It was reported today on The Mirror that James Franco (35) has tried to chat to a 17 year old girl via Instagram. The 35-year-old actor, or someone posing as him, apparently tried to meet up with a 17-year-old girl at her hotel room through the popular social media site.

According to sources, Franco first met Lucy Clode, the girl who comes from Scotland, outside of his Broadway show, “Of Mice and Men,” on Monday. When the star struck teen asked for a pic, he told her to tag him on Instagram. He can be heard on her video asking her to tag him in the video.


After she posted it on her Instagram and tagged him in, he initiated a message conversation with her. What follows are allegedly screen shots of the conversation that took place.


The exchange of messages includes Lucy asking Franco to prove he is real. He in return sends her an instant message of himself.


The profile pic and account name seems to be legitimate and the photo is definitely him.


Franco has since come out admitting to the whole incident saying he is embarrassed and used bad judgement. “Unfortunately, in my position — I mean, I have a very good life, but not only do I have to the embarrassing kind of rituals of meeting someone, but if I do that, then it gets published for the world. So now, it’s double embarrassing,” Franco told the “Live! audience.

By Hannah Jones

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