The woman in question, of course, is Lindsay Lohan, who was recently connected with dozens of names after a “personal conquest list” of “36 lovers” was published by a tabloid.
The one-time Oscar host, speaking with Los Angeles magazine at an event promoting his new poetry book, Directing Hebert White, said that “Lindsay herself has told lies about me with her people-she’s-slept-with list!”
Franco confirmed to Howard Stern a year ago that he passed up on the chance to bed the red-head.
“I mean, I don’t want to brag about it,” the Spring Breakers star said. “I don’t know how that got out. She was having issues even then, so you feel weird. Honestly, she was a friend.
“I’ve met a lot of people that are troubled and sometimes you don’t want to do that.”
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Franco in his book mentions some celebs, but assured the publication, “I didn’t write anything bad about them … so I feel like what I said is much less than what [Lindsay’s] said.”
As we previously reported, the In Touch reports outed a number of LiLo’s one-time bedfellows, scribed down from a list she wrote during a boozy get-together with buddies in Beverly Hills of Jan. 30, 2013.
In addition to Franco, the list included names such as the late Heath Ledger, Adam Levine, Zac Efron, Justin Timberlake, Colin Farrell, Joaquin Phoenix, Jamie Dornan, Garrett Hedlund, Wilmer Valderrama, Nico Tortorella, Guy Berryman, Max George, Evan Peters, and Lukas Haas.
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