Morgan Freeman apologises after sex harassment claims

Morgan Freeman apologises after sex harassment claims

Legendary actor Morgan Freeman, who has been accused of sexual harassment by eight women, has apologised by saying he never "intended to make anyone uncomfortable".

A CNN report has quoted multiple women, including journalists, describing troubling incidents throughout the 80-year-old Oscar winning actor's career that spans almost five decades.

Women talk about not attending premieres and changing how they dressed if they were going to be around the 80-year old actor, who started the Revelations production company to give black men and women more choices for TV and movie roles, leading to strong female leads in Along Came a Spider and the CBS show Madam Secretary.

She also alleges that Freeman would comment on her figure and clothing on a regular basis, and that he would rest his hand on her lower back or rub her lower back.

CNN confirms it spoke to 16 people to put together the investigation, both victims as well as others who said they witnessed the alleged behaviour.

A female employee on his 2013 film Now You See Me also alleged he made constant remarks about her body. Three women also claimed that he had made comments publicly about their choice of clothing or their body but said they did not report it at the time as they were anxious about losing their jobs.

Complaints were also made by three reporters covering press junkets for the movie, including CNN's own Chloe Melas, who was six months pregnant when he allegedly gestured to her baby bump and quipped, "I wish I was there", and "You are ripe".

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A former production assistant on Going In Style told CNN that she experienced unwanted touching and comments about her clothes and body nearly every day from Freeman - an experience she says frequently left in her tears and led her to leave the movie business.

Meanwhile, Freeman responded, "I apologise to anyone who felt uncomfortable or disrespected - that was never my intent".

Morgan Freeman may be the voice of God in Hollywood but that status is in danger as the Oscar victor has now been accused of sexual harassment by at least eight women. The outlet reportedly spoke to an additional eight people who said they had seen Freeman's alleged misconduct.

Another former production staffer often dodged comments from Freeman about her body.

"One time I witnessed Morgan walk up to an intern and start massaging her [shoulder]", he said.

CNN reporter Chloe Melas also accused Freeman of sexually harassing her at a press junket a year ago when she was six months pregnant.

Seven women described harassment or inappropriate behaviour at Revelations Entertainment, a company he co-founded with producer Lori McCreary.

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