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Morgan Freeman is the next to be accused of sexual harassment, unwanted touching and other inappropriate behavior by 8 women, according to CNN. After a month long investigation, a total of 16 women have come forward. Eight say they are victims of harassing or inappropriate behavior. The other eight are witnesses of Freeman’s alleged inappropriate behavior.
One woman was a production assistant on the set of “Going In Style”, a bank heist movie Freeman did in 2015. She claims that during the month of filming, she was subjected to “unwanted touching and comments about her figure and clothing on a near-daily basis.” Adding that Freeman would, “rest his hand on her lower back or rub her lower back.” In one incident, she said, Freeman “kept trying to lift up my skirt and asking if I was wearing underwear.”
Another woman who worked on the set of “Now You See Me,” a 2012 magic movie Freeman did, says Freeman sexually harassed her and her female assistant numerous times, making comments about their bodies.
Each of the woman say they did not report Freeman’s behavior due to fear of losing their jobs. Instead, they found ways to combat the alleged harassment by changing the way they dressed.
Freeman has commented on the allegations: “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.”
Written by Clarke Jones