Morgan Freeman Hit With Sexual Misconduct Allegations From Multiple Accusers

May 24, 2018  •  Post A Comment

Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman is the focus of allegations of sexual misconduct and harassment revealed in an investigative piece published by CNN. Eight women interviewed for the piece say they were victims of the actor’s inappropriate behavior.

In all, 16 people interviewed by CNN discussed Freeman’s alleged misbehavior, describing a pattern of alleged incidents spanning much of his career.

“A young production assistant thought she had landed the job of her dreams when, in the summer of 2015, she started work on ‘Going In Style,’ a bank heist comedy starring Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin,” CNN reports. “But the job quickly devolved into several months of harassment, she told CNN. She alleges that Freeman subjected her to unwanted touching and comments about her figure and clothing on a near-daily basis. Freeman would rest his hand on her lower back or rub her lower back, she said.

“In one incident, she said, Freeman ‘kept trying to lift up my skirt and asking if I was wearing underwear.’ He never successfully lifted her skirt, she said — he would touch it and try to lift it, she would move away, and then he’d try again. Eventually, she said, ‘Alan [Arkin] made a comment telling him to stop. Morgan got freaked out and didn’t know what to say.'”

The report details a number of similar alleged incidents involving Freeman, who will turn 81 on June 1. Click on the link above to CNN to read the full report.

CNN adds that it “reached out to Freeman’s spokesperson for comment and then, at his request, emailed him a detailed list of the accusations against Freeman. The spokesperson did not respond to multiple follow-ups by email seeking comment on the accusations.”

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  1. People will point to Freeman as a bad man (which they should). But there should also be focus on Alan Arkin as a good man for stepping in and stopping the harassment. If more actors, actresses, producers and directors stepped up to their peers and looked them in the eye, telling them to stop when they are aware of these issues, there would be less harassment. That is the real way to make a real dent. How many people came out saying they were aware of Weinstein and others. But those people never stood up to their peers until it became politically correct. The time to act is when you see it happening.

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