James Franco has accused Lindsay Lohan of lying about having had sex with him, after he was featured on her leaked list of 36 celebrity sexual conquests.
James, 35, mentions Lindsay alongside other stars in his book, Directing Herbert White, and hopes his celebrity status will encourage people who otherwise wouldn't be interested to give poetry a chance. He explained: "I know that my life as an actor obviously casts a shadow over what I'm doing with the poetry, but it allows me to get readers that maybe normally wouldn't read a book of poetry.
In an interview with Los Angeles magazine, James said: "No, I didn't write anything bad about [the celebrities in the book]. 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."