Morgan Freeman Apologizes Amid Sexual Harassment Accusations
Morgan Freeman has issued an apology for making women feel “uneasy,” following a CNN report in which eight women alleged that he sexually harassed them or made inappropriate remarks.
In a statement on Thursday morning, the 80-year-old told DailyMail.com:
‘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.’
It came after a damning piece was published by CNN detailing allegations of misconduct by eight different women.
As a result of the allegations, Freeman was dropped as the voice of Vancouver Public Transport.
The allegations include claims including those of a young production assistant who alleges Freeman, 80, tried to lift up her skirt repeatedly in 2015.
Only one woman who claims to have been mistreated by him was named. She is Chloe Melas, the CNN reporter who wrote the article who claims Freeman called her ‘ripe’ and told her: ‘Boy I want to be there’ as she interviewed him while six months pregnant in 2017.
Other women said he behaved like a ‘creepy uncle’ at Revelations Entertainment, his production company, and that his unwanted glances and treatment of them forced them to stop wearing skirts or dresses in the office.