Morgan Freeman Accused Of Sexual Harassment
Morgan Freeman has been accused by many women for inappropriate behavior and sexual harassment.
On Thursday, eight people have told CNN that they very victim of inappropriate behavior and exploitation by Freeman. A total of sixteen people talked to CNN about the alleged behavior of the actor in an investigation.
An unidentified woman revealed to CNN that she was harassed by Freeman back in 2015 when she was working as a production assistant for “Going in Style”, an American heist comedy starring Morgan Freeman.
The woman told that Freeman touched her inappropriately a lot of time and also made comments about her clothing and body every day.
The woman said, “Freeman kept trying to lift up my skirt and asking if I was wearing underwear.” Actor Alan Arkin “made a comment telling him to stop. Morgan got freaked out and didn’t know what to say.”
Similarly, another woman revealed to CNN that Freeman sexually harassed her numerous times in 2012 when they were working on the movie “Now You See Me”.
She told CNN “He did comment on our bodies. We knew that if he was coming by … not to wear any top that would show our breasts, not to wear anything that would show our bottoms, meaning not wearing clothes that [were] fitted”.
According to CNN, Freeman’s inappropriate behavior included staring at women’s breasts, massaging shoulders of an intern, asking a woman’s view about sexual harassment and asking women to turn around for him.
As the news broke out, TransLink, a major transportation company in Vancouver said that it is going to suspend new voiceovers which featured Morgan Freeman for an ad campaign for Visa.
BREAKING: @TransLink says In light of information they have learned through news stories of serious allegations against actor Morgan Freeman, they have decided to pause his voice announcements as part of a VISA ad campaign on the transit system.
— Global BC (@GlobalBC) May 24, 2018
A response from Freeman was expected after the incident. Freeman said “Anyone who knows me or has worked with me knows I am not someone who would intentionally offend or knowingly make anyone feel uneasy,” he said. “I apologize to anyone who felt uncomfortable or disrespected ― that was never my intent.”
This came as a response to TransLink’s statement to allegations.
After Harvey Weinstein, this is the second case that has exposed the film industry’s dirty secrets.