MORGAN FREEMAN: Does This Look Like The Face Of A Pervert?
We woke up on Friday to hear that the second Black Father of Entertainment (after Bill Cosby) has also been accused of sexual harassment.
I almost cringed pinching myself and saying "this can't be true" hoping it would go away.
But the CNN report claims the accusers have risen from five to eight.
Many of the women worked with Morgan on various film sets, or were employees of his company, Revelations Entertainment.
One of the accusers is Chloe Melas, the journalist who co-wrote the CNN report; she said that Freeman made inappropriate remarks toward her during a junket interview for the 2015 film Going in Style.
Melas, who was six months pregnant at the time, said Freeman frequently looked her up and down during the interview, making comments like “I wish I was there” and “You are ripe.”
She reported the alleged incident to CNN human resources, which in turn contacted the studio Warner Bros.
A representative for Warner Bros. confirmed to CNN that the incident was reported, but that they could not corroborate Melas’s account.
Freeman is aged 80. He is still not giving up on acting. He looks as gingerly agile and fit as he always does.
But the lights could be put out on his legacy and admirable career as the accusations continue to pour in.
One accuser, a former production assistant on Going in Style, claimed that Freeman repeatedly tried to lift her skirt up and ask if she was wearing underwear.
The alleged behavior reportedly only came to an end when Freeman’s co-star Alan Arkin told him to stop.
Meanwhile, Freeman has issued a statement saying: "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", he said.