Morgan Freeman accused of sexual harassment, inappropriate behaviour
Actor Morgan Freeman has been accused of sexually inappropriate behaviour and harassment by eight women, according to a report by CNN.
The women accused the veteran actor of touching them without consent, making inappropriate comments about their bodies, unwanted staring and even attempting to lift their skirts. From production assistants to staff at Revelations Entertainment, CNN got in touch with many women associated with Morgan Freeman in a professional capacity and most of them have described his behaviour as inappropriate.
“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 behaviour by Freeman. Eight said they witnessed Freeman’s alleged conduct. These 16 people together described a pattern of inappropriate behaviour by Freeman on set, while promoting his movies and at his production company Revelations Entertainment.” the report read.
A senior member of the production staff on the 2012 movie ‘Now You See Me’ also claimed that Freeman had “sexually harassed her and her female assistant on numerous occasions by making comments about their bodies.” Another woman, a young production assistant who worked on the sets of 2015’s ‘Going In Style’, alleged that the 80-year-old touched her without consent and made comments about her figure. She claimed that on one occasion he “kept trying to lift up my skirt and asking if I was wearing underwear.”
Revelations Entertainment was founded by Morgan Freeman and producer Lori McCreary in 1996. CNN also reported that seven people have described the environment at Revelations Entertainment as toxic. Freeman’s inappropriate behaviour was also allegedly witnessed by Lori McCreary.