A video has gone viral showing the "creepy" FaceTime call a girl had with Matthew Perry after they matched on a dating app...
Now, Friends star Matthew Perry was once one of TV's most loved stars.
via: Getty ImagesFor a decade, he played the hilarious Chandler Bing on the hit sitcom Friends - a show that catapulted him and his fellow castmates to stardom.
He hasn't fallen short of accolades, either.
via: Getty ImagesIn 2002, for instance, he bagged an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series.
He's even had some more small-screen success away from Friends...
via: Getty ImagesIncludes the likes of Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, Mr. Sunshine, and Go On.
While there's no doubt Perry has become hugely well off and successful...
via: Getty ImagesBehind closed doors, his private life was secretly falling apart.
In between the glitz, glamor, and red carpets...
via: Getty ImagesPerry's real-life story has actually been extremely tragic.
His off-screen troubles have spanned decades...
via: Getty ImagesAnd act as proof that money really doesn't buy you happiness.
Now, the star had an early introduction to the world of acting...
via: Getty ImagesHis father, John Bennett Perry, was an actor, and it wasn't long before Perry developed a passion for the career path too.
Perry landed his first film role while still in high school.
via: Getty ImagesThe star bagged a supporting role opposite star River Phoenix in A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon (1988), however, the movie failed to turn the heads of critics or viewers.
Although, it quickly became clear that his talents lay in a specific area...
via: Getty ImagesSitcoms.
In September 1987, Perry starred in his first sitcom, Second Chance.
via: Getty ImagesThe show centered on a man who dies and gets a chance to go back to mentor a younger version of himself (played by Perry).
After the show ended, the star landed a series of small parts and guest appearances.
via: Getty ImagesIncluding programs like Empty Nest and Growing Pains.
In 1993, Perry tried again for sitcom success with Home Free.
via: Getty ImagesBut sadly, after a few months, the show was canceled.
But, soon after, his luck would change.
via: Getty ImagesThe star soon found the perfect project with a leading role in a new sitcom about a group of friends in New York City.
After debuting in September 1994, Friends would go on to become one of the most successful sitcoms of all time.
via: Getty ImagesOf course, Perry played the sarcastic Chandler Bing, who shared an apartment with an aspiring actor named Joey.
The world fell in love with Chandler, Joey, Ross, Rachel, Monica, and Phoebe.
And the show, which ran for an entire decade, still remains just as popular today.
During his years on Friends, Perry tackled several film projects with his newfound fame.
The actor went on to starred in several comedies, including Fools Rush In (1997), Almost Heroes (1998), and Three to Tango.
While none of these films particularly struck a chord with critics...
via: Getty ImagesPerry did manage to find some commercial success with The Whole Nine Yards (2000), starring alongside Bruce Willis and Amanda Peet.
Even after Friends closed its doors, Perry continued to keep his face on the small screen.
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And, in 2011, he had another stab at sitcom success with the short-lived Mr. Sunshine.
The following year, he returned to the small screen in Go On...
via: imdbThe show ended up surviving for an entire season before getting the chop.
But there's no doubt he'll always be best known as Chandler Bing.
Friends was undoubtedly his most lucrative gig.
Perry really does appear to have it all...
via: Getty ImagesMoney, fame, starring in one of the most popular shows in history.
But, behind closed doors...
via: Getty ImagesPerry's private life has been in tatters.
His issues have spanned over decades.
via: Getty ImagesAnd his initial spiral began all the way back in 1997.
According to PEOPLE, the star had suffered a jet ski accident...
via: Getty ImagesBut, sadly, the actor became addicted to prescribed Vicodin.
"'Here, take this,'" he later recalled the doctors telling him.
via: Getty Images"I did and I felt better than I ever felt in my entire life. I had a big problem with pills and alcohol, and I couldn't stop," he told the magazine.
Things were further complicated by the immense success of Friends...
via: Getty Images"I was on Friends from age twenty-four to thirty-four," Perry said. "I was in the white-hot flame of fame. The 6 of us were just everywhere all the time. From an outsider's perspective, it would seem like I had it all."
But, in reality, Perry was the loneliest he'd ever been.
via: Getty ImagesAnd he was secretly battling alcoholism.
"It was actually a very lonely time for me because I was suffering from alcoholism."
via: Getty Images"It was going on before Friends, but it's a progressive disease. I wasn't a massive party guy. I wasn't a bull-in-a-china-shop kind of drinker."
In 1997, Perry made his first trip to rehab to try to combat his pill habit.
via: Getty ImagesAccording to People, he stayed twenty-eight days at Minnesota's Hazelden Foundation rehabilitation center.
The following year, he opened up to the magazine about his stay:
via: Getty Images"I don't think there's anything in the world that I can't face, having faced that," he said. "That was the scariest thing that's ever happened to me. You get a whole new respect for yourself and life when you go through something that difficult."
But sadly, despite a stint in rehab, his troubles were far from over.
via: Getty ImagesHe returned to rehab a second time 2001, as per ABC News. "Matthew has every intention of completing his treatment so that he can continue his dream of entertaining people and making them laugh," his publicist said in a statement at the time. "He appreciates everyone's concern and thanks them for respecting his privacy."
According to the Los Angeles Times, Perry's second trip caught NBC off guard as Friends was in production...
via: Getty ImagesHowever, network officials at the time refused to disclose if his treatment affected the filming schedule.
Perry's physical health also started to decline.
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In between his first and second trips to rehab, the actor ended up in the hospital for 2 weeks with acute pancreatitis which resulted in him losing twenty pounds.
The condition is reportedly brought on by both alcohol abuse and prescription drug abuse.
via: Getty Images"In my case, it was hard living and drinking hard and eating poorly," he told Us Weekly. "You play, you pay. But there were no pills involved. I learned my lesson at Hazelden."
Perry managed to stay out of rehab for a number of years after his second stay.
via: Getty ImagesBut, in 2011, that all changed.
Once again, the star returned to rehab...
via: Getty ImagesBut he insisted he wasn't in the grips of a relapse and was simply being proactive. "I'm making plans to go away for a month to focus on my sobriety and to continue my life in recovery," he said at the time. "Please enjoy making fun of me on the world wide web."
But his addiction has cost him something more precious...
via: Getty ImagesIn an interview with the BBC, the star left fans shocked when he admitted to being unable to remember an entire 3 years of Friends.
When asked what his least favorite episode was, Perry made the confession.
via: Getty Images"Oh, my goodness," he said. "I think the answer is, I don't remember 3 years of it. So none of those ... somewhere between season 3 and 6."
Perry also told People in 2013 that his struggles were hard to mask at the time.
via: Getty Images"I couldn't stop. Eventually things got so bad that I couldn't hide it, and then everybody knew," he revealed.
But, the star says he never used drugs or abused alcohol while on set.
via: Getty Images"I was never high at work," he said. "I was painfully hungover."
Perry went on to turn his house into a rehab facility.
via: Getty ImagesThe beach compound known as The Perry House gained 2 years of success, but, in 2015, the program hit a bump in the road — thanks to finances.
As a result, Perry sold the 5,500-square-foot home for $10.65 million.
via: Getty Images"That was a Malibu beach house, and it was too expensive to run and the business didn't really work," Perry later explained to The Hollywood Reporter.
Although, his years of addiction have caught up with him at times.
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His repeated claims of sobriety were questioned in November 2017 when a p*rn star told the Daily Mail that Perry allegedly tried to hit her up for pills.
Despite all this, Perry has made a real effort to turn his life around.
via: Getty ImagesAnd he spends a lot of his time being an advocate for others recovering from drug and alcohol abuse. "My life has a lot more meaning now that I try to help people," Perry told The Hill.
But, more recently, he's found himself in hot water once again...
After a TikTok video was shared this week showing the "creepy" footage of a FaceTime call between Perry and a then nineteen-year-old girl.
Kate Haralson claimed she matched with Perry on the dating app, Raya, last May.
Now twenty years old, she has decided to share the footage to expose how older men in Hollywood are "taking advantage" of younger women on dating apps.
And it's safe to say, the video has divided opinions on the internet...
Some people think his behaviour is creepy.
@nypost Men are so disgusting 🤢— ? (@?)1620334629.0
@nypost Here for teen queens exposing bad built middle aged men— The Female Dating Strategy (@The Female Dating Strategy)1620350166.0
While others argue the girl knew what she was doing...
@nypost Speaks out about what? She's on an exclusive celebrity dating app. What did she expect? I've learned you g… https://t.co/vLfXNkmN8o— UKrazyFan (@UKrazyFan)1620332493.0
@nypost In Raya and most dating apps you get to choose an age range to match with, she deliberately chose older men.— Mariana (@Mariana)1620331987.0
Haralson shared the video on TikTok with caption: "When you match w Matthew Perry as a joke on a dating app and he facetimes you and plays 20 questions with you."
The video then shows clips from their FaceTime call.
One clip shows him asking her "do you always play with your hair this much?"
To which she responds: "I guess so."
After posting the TikTok, Haralson spoke exclusively with Page Six about her decision to release the video.
"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.
She explained that she had matched with other celebrities before, but doesn't "ever talk to older guys."
But, she decided to speak to Perry as she thought it would be "funny.'
While on the FaceTime call, Haralson claimed that Perry suggested they ask each other questions to get to know each other.
She claims that she felt uncomfortable at times during the FaceTime call, particularly when she told Perry that she was nineteen.
"I don't think he minded that. 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 said.
Haralson claims that at one point, Perry even asked her "Am I as old as your dad?"
And when she confirmed he was a year older, he reportedly "laughed" it off.
Haralson told PageSix that she was inspired to post the TikTok after another viral video showing a personal video of Ben Affleck came to light.
However, less than 24 hours after posting her video, Haralson decided to take it down her video as Perry really was a "nice guy" and she "did feel a little bit bad."
You can watch a clip of the video below.
Friends star Matthew Perry 51Yo “currently engaged to fiancée Molly Hurwitz 29Yo” , is outed for sending a girl 19Y… https://t.co/EGZaecaKHk— @KassMedefer (@@KassMedefer)1620378180.0
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