James Franco has weighed in (again) on whether he ever slept with Lindsay Lohan.
In the story, called “Bungalow 89,” which appeared in Vice magazine’s fiction issue, the actor claims Lindsay attempted to sleep with him while staying at Hollywood’s famed Chateau Marmont, but he instead read her a bedtime story.
“Once upon a time a guy, a Hollywood guy, read some Salinger to a young woman who hadn’t read him before. Let’s call this girl Lindsay. She was a Hollywood girl, but a damaged one,” James wrote.
“Now we were lying in bed. I wasn’t going to f**k her. She had her head on my shoulder. She started to talk. I let her,” he continued.
James writes at length about his past with Lindsay in the story (at times writing as the actress) claiming she came on to him in a bathroom following the premiere of 2006’s “A Prairie Home Companion.”
The actor then goes on to detail Lohan’s checkered past and explains how he hopes her life will improve.
“I ran my fingers through her hair and thought about this girl sleeping on my chest, our fictional Hollywood girl, Lindsay. What will she do? I hope she gets better. You see, she is famous. She was famous because she was a talented child actress, and now she’s famous because she gets into trouble. She is damaged. For a while, after her high hellion days, she couldn’t get work because she couldn’t get insured. They thought she would run off the sets to party. Her career suffered, and she started getting arrested (stealing, DUIs, car accidents, other things),” he continued in the story. “But the arrests, even as they added up, were never going to be an emotional bottom for her, because she got just as much attention for them as she used to get for her film performances. She would get money offers for her jailhouse memoirs, crazy offers. So how would she ever stop the craziness when the response to her work and the response to her life had converged into one? Two kinds of performance, in film and in life, had melted into one.”
Adding in chis closing paragraph, “Every night Lindsay looked for me, and I hid. Out the window was Hollywood.”
-- Jesse Spero