Before you get to the story, the age of consent in Scotland is 16 and the age of consent in New York is 17.
This girl James Franco tried to hookup with on Instagram is currently 17 years old. She is from Scotland and was in New York City to see Franco in his play Of Mice and Men, she took a video of him and he told her to tag him.
Here is the video:
Franco then messaged her and started to flirt.
In case you are like the girl and are skeptical if it is truly the real James Franco, she asked him to send a pic to prove he is the real 35 year old celebrity. He did indeed.
This is what Franco posted to his Instagram afterwards
I'M NOT! I HOPE PARENTS KEEP THEIR TEENS AWAY FROM ME. Thank you http://t.co/I1d4n3yVe0— James Franco (@JamesFrancoTV) April 2, 2014
The image was deleted, but it was a meme of Franco with the caption "why are you thirsty for underage ones?"
Ironically, James Franco has a movie coming out this year called Palo Alto where his character (a teacher) has an affair with a student of his. I guess Franco likes bringing his characters to life.
Here is the texting/Instagram conversation transcribed:
Franco: Where do you live?
Girl: In a small town called Dollar
Franco: How long will you be in New York?
Girl: Oops sorry, um a few days it’s my 18th birthday present
Franco: You’re 18?
Franco: Who are you with?
Franco: Do you have a bf?
Girl: Nearly 18, my mum and not if you’re around
Franco: When is your bday?
Franco: Where are you staying?
Franco: What’s your #?
Girl: In May but I have exams then, just off of Times Square in Hilton, what do you mean #?
Then later, had another conversation:
Franco: Can I see you?
Girl: As long as you are james Franco
Franco: I am
Franco: You’re single?
Franco: What’s the hotel?
Franco: Should I rent a room?
Girl: April fools was an hour ago though…
Franco then shared a photo...
Franco: It’s me
Franco: Yes or no?
Franco: Tomorrow or thurs?
Franco: Be well
Girl: I’ll come back when I’m 18
Girl: Well this is a story my Scottish friends will never believe
Franco: Don’t tell
Girl: I just want proper evidence that it’s you and I won’t
Franco: I gave it to you
Franco: If you don’t want to meet, then text me when you do.
Girl: You sound so dodgy though
Girl: One second, I will meet you if you write my name on a piece of paper then send it to me with your face also in the picture, please