Eight women have come forward to accuse renowned actor Morgan Freeman of inappropriate behavior and sexual misconduct. The accusations are part of a report in which 16 people spoke to CNN about Freeman during their investigation of the alleged incidents.
According to CNN (@cnn), one of the accusers who worked as a production assistant on the set of “Going In Style”, says she dealt with months of harassment from Freeman. She says the actor frequently touched her lower back without permission and frequently made comments about her clothing and figure.
The woman said that one of the harassment incidents included Freeman trying to lift up her skirt and asking if “she was wearing underwear.” A member of the production staff of the 2012 movie “Now You See Me” said that Freeman made comments about their bodies. She says the crew warned one another not to wear any type of revealing clothing, or clothes that were even fitted because of Freeman’s comments and actions. Freeman’s rep provided a statement to The Hollywood Reporter from Freeman about the accusations:
“Anyone who knows me or have worked with me knows I am not someone who would intentionally offend or knowingly make anyone feel uneasy. I apologize to anyone who felt uncomfortable or disrespected, that was never my intent.”