Hillary supporter and frequent Trump critic Morgan Freeman is the latest celebrity to be hit with allegations of inappropriate behavior with multiple women. This could be troubling for his career.
The Hill reports:
Morgan Freeman accused of inappropriate behavior by 8 women
Multiple women have accused actor Morgan Freeman of harassment and inappropriate behavior, alleging he inappropriately touched them and made suggestive comments about their appearance, CNN reported Thursday.
The news outlet spoke with eight people who say they were harassed on production sets or on promotional tours and eight others who say they witnessed Freeman’s alleged inappropriate behavior.
One woman told CNN that Freeman rubbed her lower back and tried lifting up her skirt while she was working on the movie set for “Going In Style.”
CNN reporter Chloe Melas, who co-authored Thursday’s exposé, alleged that Freeman made inappropriate comments to her about her pregnancy when she was covering the release of the film.
Melas said Freeman told her “I wish I was there” while cameras were recording. Melas said Freeman continued by telling her, “You are ripe.” As is typical of press junkets, Melas was the only CNN reporter present at the time.
Freeman issued this statement:
"Anyone who knows me or has 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." — Morgan Freeman response to CNN report
— Ana Cabrera (@AnaCabrera) May 24, 2018