Raya user who matched with Matthew Perry at 19 speaks out. A young TikTok user who went viral for posting a private FaceTime call she had with Matthew Perry says 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,” the user, Kate Haralson, exclusively told Page Six on Thursday
Haralson, who said she was only 19 when she matched with Perry, now 51, on the elite app last May, said the “Friends” star asked to move their conversations from Raya to FaceTime almost immediately after matching.
The Los Angeles-based personal assistant, now 20, said she had matched with other celebs before, but doesn’t “ever talk to older guys.”
However, she chose to chat with Perry because she thought, “Oh, this would be funny.”
“I was not really thinking anything of it,” Haralson added, noting that while she recognized the famous actor, the Gen Z-er had “never even really watched ‘Friends.”
While on the FaceTime call, Haralson said Perry suggested they ask each other questions back and forth to get to know each other better. The TikTok video shows a short clip of them playing “20 Questions.”
Haralson said none of the questions were sexual, but she did feel uncomfortable at times, especially since she says she was upfront about the fact that she was only 19.
“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.”
The blond beauty claimed the actor asked her at one point, “Am I as old as your dad?”
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