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TikTok user who matched with Matthew Perry on Raya at age 19 warns about ‘Hollywood guys talking to younger girls’

A TIKTOK user who went viral for posting a private FaceTime with Matthew Perry has warned young girls of "Hollywood guys".

Kate Haralson, 19, said older famous men had been "taking advantage" of younger women on dating apps and urged people to be "aware".

Speaking to Page Six, Kate defended herself for posting the video after being labelled a "bully" and "mean" for sharing the private call.

"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 explained.

Kate matched with actor Matthew, 51, on membership-based, social network app Raya when she was a teenager last May.

She alleges the Friends star requested they moved their conversations to FaceTime almost immediately after they began talking.

The personal assistant, who is based in Los Angeles, said she had matched with other celebrities but had never spoken "to older guys" before.

Kate decided to chat with the actor because she would it would "be funny" and said she "thought nothing of it".

While on the call, Haralson claims Perry began a game of 20 Questions, asking questions back and forth to get to know each other better.

While none of the questions were sexual, the now 20-year-old said she felt uncomfortable at times as Matthew seemed unbothered by her age.

"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 blonde PA said the actor asked if he was old enough to be "her dad", before laughing off the awkward moment.

Video footage of the conversation was taken by a friend watching on from the background, which was then posted to TikTok this week.

Kate took down the video within 24 hours as she felt "a little bit bad" that people were hating, as she thought Perry was a "nice guy".

The pair never met up in person, though it was alleged he told the then teen she could "come over", but Kate said she took it as a "harmless joke".

In November, Matthew Perry announced he was engaged to 29-year-old literary manager Molly Hurwitz.

The actor was recently spotted looking healthy and in good shape as he walked into a Burbank office with his fiancée.

Back in December, Matthew shared his fiancée on his social media for the first time – confirming both their relationship and engagement.

After years of Matthew battling with drug and alcohol addiction, he is "sober and doing better than he has in a long time" now that he's engaged to Molly.

According to In Touch, Matthew is "happier than ever," as "between “reestablishing his AA program” and “having Molly in his life,” he's managed to turn things around.

The source added: “She literally gave him something to live for."

Molly's parents were also "ecstatic" that Matthew popped the question – after asking her father for her hand in marriage, The Sun previously exclusively revealed.

Aside from planning his wedding with the young brunette, Matthew has been getting ready to reunite with his Friends' co-stars: David Schwimmer, Matt LeBlanc, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, and Lisa Kudrow.

The reunion had been on hold for months due the pandemic.

Hinting at what viewers can expect, David said during an interview: “We are all ourselves, although there is one section of it that I don’t want to give away, but we all read something."

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