James Franco allegedly sent direct messages to a 17-year-old girl using Instagram, according to Buzzfeed. Pictures of these private messages were uploaded to Imgur by an unknown source. The conversation happened around 12 AM on April 2.
The photos showed that Franco was the first one to send a message to the unnamed girl. The teenager was surprised to think that she's talking to a celebrity. The exchange of messages was a typical "getting to know you" type of conversation as it was evident that Franco is trying to get to know the girl.
Franco apparently initiated the conversation through Instagram where he got her personal number. The girl was in doubt and she asked the actor to send his personal photos to verify if she's actually talking to the "real deal." He sent her an instant picture for proof.
In the conversation, Franco asked the girl for her age. The teenager replied, "nearly 18, my mum and not if you're around..."
Franco then sent three succeeding messages, saying, "When is your bday?" "Where are you staying?" and "What's your #?"
The girl replied, "In May but I have exams then, just off of Times Square in a Hilton, what do you mean #?"
When he got hold of her through text, his messages appeared to be more eager. He was asking if the girl was single and also asked if they could meet at her hotel or if he should rent out a room.
The girl replied saying, "April Fool's was an hour ago though..."
Franco further insisted, saying, "It's me. Yes or no? Tomorrow or thurs?"
Because the girl did not reply for a couple of minutes, he just said, "Ok be well. X."
When the girl texted back saying this is one of the stories her Scottish friends would not believe, Franco replied with a bold, "Don't tell."
After sending a personal picture, the girl still asked for more proof. She asked Franco to send in a picture of him holding a piece of paper with her name written on it. "I just want proper evidence that it's you..." A few seconds later, she received a picture of him with her name on a piece of paper.
After the pictures had been leaked, Franco posted a picture on his Instagram account, @jamesfrancotv, a meme of him with a caption, "Why are you thirsty for underage ones?"
Franco's subtitle for the picture is, "I'M NOT! HOPE PARENTS KEEP THEIR TEENS AWAY FROM ME. Thank you."