Earlier this year, a rundown of people Lindsay Lohan allegedly slept with went public. The unconfirmed hit list of conquests contained a few huge double take names (Joaquin Phoenix, Benicio Del Toro), a few marginally famous dudes you never would have guessed (Aaron Voros, Peter Wright) and quite a few choices that most people probably saw and said “sounds about right” (Zac Efron, Wilmer Valderama). Most observers probably would have thrown James Franco in that final category, but if the actor is to be believed, he actually never slept with the Mean Girls star, regardless of what the list might say.
Speaking to Los Angeles Magazine, James Franco was asked if he felt bad writing poems for and about famous people, specifically Lindsay Lohan, in his newest work Directing Herbert White. Let the record show he doesn’t, partially because she allegedly just lied about him.
Here’s the exact quote…
No, I didn't write anything bad about them. And Lindsay herself has told lies about me with her people-she's-slept-with list! So I feel like what I said is much less than what she's said.
It’s not a stretch to think a celebrity might lie about who they’ve slept with. Politicians do that sort of thing all the time and the same sort of reputation game goes on in the entertainment industry. With James Franco, however, it’s really not a net plus or minus if he slept with Lindsay Lohan or not. He’s a young guy who has a lot of eligible, almost good old boy friends. He’s probably slept with a lot of famous women in Hollywood, and I don’t really think anyone thinks differently of him for it. So, while it’s not out of the question that he’s lying, that seems kind of pointless.
So, if he’s not lying, that would leave us with two possibilities. Either the sex list is a forgery, which is possible but not a whole lot of fun, or Lindsay Lohan lied and wrote down more men than she’s actually slept with, which sounds like opposite day version of that Anna Faris movie.