Put Morgan Freeman on your prayer list — he’s on his way to getting the Cosby treatment.
CNN has done some digging and apparently there are a number of women who have experience either inappropriate behavior or sexual harassment at the hands of Freeman:
“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.”
It seems as though the 80-year-old actor was almost flippant with behavior; misbehaving behind closed doors and in front of others. According to a production assistant working on Morgan’s 2015 film “Going In Style,” the revered thespian “kept trying to lift up [her] skirt and asking if [she] was wearing underwear.” Even Freeman’s co-star Alan Arkin made a comment telling him to stop. The PA reveals, “Morgan got freaked out and didn’t know what to say.”
And according to other sources who spoke to CNN, “A woman who was a senior member of the production staff of the movie ‘Now You See Me’ in 2012 told CNN that Freeman sexually harassed her and her female assistant on numerous occasions by making comments about their bodies.” The unidentified women stated, “He did comment on our bodies… We knew that if he was coming by … not to wear any top that would show our breasts, not to wear anything that would show our bottoms, meaning not wearing clothes that [were] fitted.”
It also seems that Freeman’s behavior during the junket rounds was equally questionable. CNN’s own entertainment reporter Chloe Melas — the co-author of this article — says she was subjected to inappropriate behavior by the seasoned vet more than a year ago, when she interviewed him at a press junket for “Going in Style”:
“According to Melas, who was six months pregnant at the time, Freeman, in a room full of people, including his co-stars Arkin and Caine, shook Melas’ hand, not letting go while repeatedly looking her up and down and saying more than once a variation of, “I wish I was there.” She says he also said to her, “You are ripe.” Cameras were on and recording during one of Freeman’s remarks to Melas — “Boy, do I wish I was there” — but not for the rest.”
On the flip side, there are still those within Freeman’s inner circle that praise him. CNN reached out to dozens more people who worked for or with Freeman and they stated, “they never witnessed any questionable behavior or that he was a consummate professional on set and in the office.”
The actor, known as the “Voice of God,” has not commented on the accused sinful behavior, but we’re sure a statement is coming soon.
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