The gal who leaked a FaceTime vid that she had with Matthew Perry after matching on a dating app has spoken out after her TikTok went viral.
Speaking to Page Six, Kate Haralson said she released the video to expose how older men in Hollywood are “taking advantage” of younger women on dating apps.
“A lot of people were saying I’m a bully and mean for posting this, and it made me feel kind of bad, but at the same time, I feel like a lot of guys in Hollywood are talking to all these young girls and it’s something that I think a lot of people should be aware of,” she said.
Haralson, who said she was 19 when she matched with Matthew Perry, now 51, on Raya last May, said the actor asked to FaceTime immediately after connecting.
She says while she’s not into older guys, she matched with the Friends star because she thought it would be “funny.”
“I was not really thinking anything of it,” she said, adding that while she recognised Perry from the telly, she’d “never even really watched Friends.”
While FaceTiming, Perry suggested they play 20 questions to get to know each other.
She insists that none of the questions were sexual, but started to feel uncomfortable due to their age gap.
“I don’t think he minded that,” she said. “It kind of felt weird talking to someone my dad’s age and it just felt not right, especially when he knew how young I was.”
She says at one point, Matthew Perry asked, “Am I as old as your dad?”
“So it was weird,” she said, adding that when she told Perry that he’s a year older than her dad, he “laughed off.”
“Honestly, I never really had any intention of posting it, but then I saw that one video, and thought, ‘Oh, this would be funny,’” she said. “I didn’t expect it to blow up as fast as it did.”
“That one video” is referring to that infamous Ben Affleck TikTok, which she says “inspired” her to speak out.
Haralson, whose TikTok name is @kittynichole, said that she got in touch with Nivine Jay, the actress behind the Ben Affleck TikTok, and they’ve banded together to “ignore all the hate comments.”
“You post something and you just have to expect for some people to be on your side and others to be on their side,” Haralson said. “Obviously, a lot of people are going to take his side since he’s a celeb TV character, but that’s OK.”
While Nivine’s video still exists on TikTok, Haralson decided to take hers down ‘cos she “did feel a little bit bad.”
She concluded, “Honestly, it’s not really OK for these older guys to be talking to such young girls.”
Neither Perry nor Affleck has responded to the TikTok vids.