Hollywood actor Morgan Freemen has been for inappropriate behaviour or harassment, a CNN investigation revealed. Eight women have accused that the actor commented inappropriately about their bodies and attempting to lift up their skirts on a number of film sets.
“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,” CNN says. “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.”
A senior member of the production staff on the movie “Now You See Me” in 2012, claims Freeman “sexually harassed her and her female assistant on numerous occasions by making comments about their bodies.” “He did comment on our bodies… We knew that if he was coming by … not to wear any top that would show our breasts, not to wear anything that would show our bottoms, meaning not wearing clothes that [were] fitted,” she said.
“CNN reached out to Freeman’s spokesperson for comment and then, at his request, emailed him a detailed list of the accusations against Freeman,” the broadcaster said. “The spokesperson did not respond to multiple follow-ups by email seeking comment on the accusations.” The 80-year-old actor is a big name in Hollywood and has and has a movie career that spans nearly five decades. He is also an Academy Award winner, and is well known for his films such as “Driving Miss Daisy,” “Shawshank Redemption,” “Million Dollary Baby” and “Se7en.”