May 24, 2018
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Since news broke the actor has issued a statement, apologizing for his alleged behavior.
“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.”
In a seemingly stunning report, Morgan Freeman is the new face at the center of the #MeToo movement. According to CNN, “In all, 16 people spoke to CNN about Freeman as part of this investigation, eight of whom said they were victims of what some called harassment and others called inappropriate behavior by Freeman. Eight said they witnessed Freeman’s alleged conduct. These 16 people together described a pattern of inappropriate behavior by Freeman on set, while promoting his movies and at his production company Revelations Entertainment.”
The article continued, detailing one alleged experience against the actor. “A young production assistant said that in the summer of 2015, while she was working on Freeman’s bank heist comedy Going in Style, she was subjected to several months of harassment. She alleged that Freeman repeatedly touched her without permission, resting his hand on her lower back or rubbing her lower back, and frequently made comments about her figure and clothing.”
Freeman, as we know is one of the biggest stars in Hollywood. The 80-year-old has a career that spans more than five decades and has starred in hits like Shawshank Redemption, Driving Miss Daisy and more iconic films. He is the face of Mountain Dew Ice, most recently appearing in a commercial during Super Bowl rapping to Missy Elliot‘s Get Ur Freak On.
He’s also reportedly slated to portray Colin Powell in an upcoming biopic about the former Secretary of State.
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