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Eight women accuse Morgan Freeman of sexual harassment

A group of alleged abuse victims explains and describes CNN how the actor behaved improperly with them

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Eight women accuse Morgan Freeman of sexual harassment

Morgan Freeman, at 80 years old, has a bigger problem than his trajectory. Eight women have reported on CNN that y were sexually abused or victims of inappropriate behavior on part of actor. Eight ors acknowledged that y had witnessed ir ill-acting. Chloe Melas, co-author of article that published complaint, began investigating winner of Oscar when he felt victim of his behavior. On a press trip more than a year ago by film a stylish coup, when Melas was six months pregnant, Freeman held her hand, looked her up and down and fixed her eyes on her tummy, said: "I wish I was re." That phrase turned on alarm.

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During filming of same film, starring Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin, a production assistant was one who suffered harassment. Almost daily, legendary actor made uncomfortable comments about his dress, but once situation went on and tried to lift skirt repeatedly while asking if he wore underwear. "Alan [Arkin] made a comment telling him to stop, Morgan was frightened and did not know what to say," says complainant in report. Like m, re were or assistants who were prey to actor. None had spoken so far for fear of losing his job.

The actor's representative did not want to comment while conducting investigation, but once published Freeman stated: "Anyone who knows me or has worked with me know that I am not someone who intentionally offends or makes someone feel Uncomfortable. I apologize to anyone who has felt uncomfortable or disrespected. That was never my intention. "

The story comes from behind. A woman, a member of address of now you See Me (2013), also reported that winner of Oscar for Million Dollar Baby sexually abused her and her assistant, who constantly made comments on ir bodies on set of filming, in view of all , normalizing violent situation. They came to change ir way of dressing to try to avoid looks and phrases of actor.

The one that for years has been an example for African American community in United States has a film career spanning almost five decades. The CNN article cites up to seven women who describe an environment of harassment and inappropriate behaviors in ir production company, Revelations Entertainment, which, according to actor, was created to promote black performers in face of ir frustration with Lack of opportunity for m. However, several of producer's Outfallers have said that re was a "toxic" working environment, with inappropriate sexual harassment and comments. One of m says, "Freeman was coming to my desk to greet me and stood re, staring at my breasts."

The present chorus of allegations is most serious thing that has been said of actor, but his past has not been without controversy. In 2008 he suffered a car accident from which he was severely injured. I was traveling with a woman who wasn't his wife. The episode ended in Freeman's divorce of who was his partner for 25 years, Myrna Colley-Lee. Then, a year later, rumors came that he was having a sentimental relationship with his 27-year-old granddaughter n, with whom he is not bound by blood ties.

Morgan Freeman adds to growing list of authors accused of abuse, harassment or sexual assault in recent months. Following Weinstein case, allegations of women reporting episodes of harassment, abuse or sexual assault by powerful men have multiplied. The surge began at beginning of October 2017 with sordid stories of world of Hollywood, but has spread to fields of politics and media.

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