Magazine article Screen International

Morgan Freeman Apologises amid Sexual Harassment Claims (Updated)

Magazine article Screen International

Morgan Freeman Apologises amid Sexual Harassment Claims (Updated)

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Actor faces allegations of “unwanted touching” and harassment.

Morgan Freeman

UPDATE: Morgan Freeman has apologised after accusations of sexual harassmentby multiple women emerged on Thursday (May 24).

Eight women told CNN that they were victims of either harassment or inappropriate behaviour by the Oscar-winning actor. Another eight women said they had witnessed Freeman’s alleged misconduct.

“Anyone who knows me or has worked with me knows I am not someone who would intentionally offend or knowingly make anyone feel uneasy,” Freeman said in a statement released by his representatives. ”I apologise to anyone who felt uncomfortable or disrespected - that was never my intent.”

The inappropriate behaviour allegedly happend on set, at Freeman’s production company Revelations Entertainment, and while he was promoting his films.

One of the women, a production assistant on Freeman’s film Going In Style, alleges that he subjected her to unwanted touching and “kept trying to lift up my skirt and asking if I was wearing underwear”.

Another, who was a senior member of the production staff on Now You See Me, said Freeman allegedly harassed her and her female assistant on multiple occasions by making comments about their bodies.

Three reporters said Freeman made inappropriate remarks to them during press junkets, including CNN entertainment reporter Chloe Melas, who was six months pregnant at the time. …

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