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Morgan Freeman‘s name has just been added to the ever-growing list of Hollywood actors and executives accused of harassment and inappropriate behavior against women.

On Thursday, CNN released an exclusive report in which they spoke with 16 people, eight of which say they experienced harassment at the hands of the 80-year-old actor.

One source who worked as a production assistant on the 2015 film, “Going In Style”  told the outlet that she experienced months of harassment. In several instances she alleged that Freeman frequently rubbed her back and tried on several occasions to lift up her skirt, inquiring whether or not she had underwear on.

“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,” CNN reports.

She asserts that Freeman’s co-star, Alan Arkin, demanded him to stop on one occasion.

But Freeman’s reported actions were not held to just one movie. The 16 people who came forward also described Freeman as a repeat offender, who carried out the behavior while heading his production company, Revelations Entertainment and on numerous film sets throughout his career. The alleged behavior also included unwatched touching and perverse, sexual comments.

One of the author’s of the CNN report, journalist Chloe Melas, says that Freeman also made inappropriate remarks to her during the press circuit for “Going In Style.” Melas, who was six months pregnant at the time, said Freeman called her “ripe” and also retorted “I wish I was there,” as he shook her hand. According to Melas, Freeman’s co-stars Alan Arkin and Michael Caine were present at the time.

According to CNN, neither Freeman nor his reps have released a statement.

These accusations come as Hollywood moves towards holding men and women accountable who exhibit deviant sexual behavior in the workplace.

In the beginning of May multiple women of color in the #TimesUp movement rallied against R&B singer R. Kelly, asking several companies such as Spotify, Apple and concert promoters to cease ties with the singer as he faces multiple allegations of sexual misconduct–including serving as the leader of a reported sex ring.

While most of the men named in these harrowing accounts have been white, Black Hollywood has slowly watched as prominent members are called to the carpet.

Will the #TimesUp women of color also rally against Freeman now that his alleged deviant behavior has been exposed?

Read the whole account here.

Celebs Who Have Been Accused of Sexual Assault
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Eight Women Accuse Morgan Freeman Of Sexual Harassment was originally published on hellobeautiful.com

16 thoughts on “Eight Women Accuse Morgan Freeman Of Sexual Harassment

  1. There are at least “Fifty Shades of Gray” in sex scandals. Some complaints are very trivial and petty, especially ones about “inappropriate comments”: : “sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” But unwanted physical touching IS unacceptable and can be considered assault and battery, a criminal offense. I wish the media would report on all the child molesters, rapists, beaters and murderers in addition to gossip about rich celebrities. in my former home of Washington, DC an 8-year-old girl named Rasheeda was “befriended” by the middle-aged janitor at the DC General Family Homeless Shelter, with her mom’s OK….a few months later, the custodian’s wife (who I knew personally and who was a very nice lady) confronted her husband at the Red Roof Inn. He shot her dead. Later, he committed suicide. Rasheeda has never been found and is still missing, despite massive publicity and searches.

  2. Not nice at all but again with what goes on in Hollywood this is really a routine way of life for men and women. May be Morgan should plead that he does this stuff but has a defence of insanity cos even with the non-existent moral standards of Hollywood he is bound to lose his moral compass when you get very deep in the industry. I think there should be a time limit for these claims because it seems to be “a new line of business” now more than a genuine search for justice.

  3. Amber on said:

    Here is the problem with many of this stuff. These people are going back years and people are losing their jobs just on word of month with no proof, trial, etc. And if we are going to fire people due to saying things (even telling a dirty joke can fall under this), then most of the country need to lose their jobs as well.

  4. Sharon on said:

    This is getting ridiculous, all these B*** coming out the woodwork for no reason just because, WHY THE HELL DIDN’T THEY SAY SOMETHING BEFORE NOW.

  5. J. A-M on said:

    I stopped liking this actor when he
    dated and impregnated his step granddaughter. And recall she turned up dead sometime later. I put nothing pass this person.

  6. I believe it ! many times I’ve seen Morgan Freeman on talk shows where he’s interviewed by women and he was always touchy feely or making sexual innuendos

  7. ted gravely on said:

    Naw. What used to be horsing around is now a crime. People keep your hands to yourself. No hugs, don’t shake hands, no dap – none of that. I’m waiting on accusations about Denzel. Harvey Weinstein and that little boy booty chaser Kevin Spacey are now incognito- out of sight, out of mind.

  8. saydie Howard on said:

    I am so sick of this bull**** it’s a witch hunt if you kept your mouths closed for 20 years keep it closed!!! Why now all this dirty laundry being aired out their is a motive there should be a statue of limitations regarding this majority of these women knew what they were getting into when they went to these men’s rooms at the wee hours of the nights they were trying to get their careers off the ground but failed and now want to talk about it just SMDH.

  9. Bonnie on said:

    New trend for women. Waiting this long is a but much. What’s the gain?? What’s the purpose. We are beyond women’s right movement. Action just blurred at this point.

  10. Barbara Dates on said:

    I can’t say I’m surprised, because if a man can sleep with his adopted grandaugh, just goes to show how sick he is.

  11. I’ve always liked Morgan Freeman as an actor.
    I am surprised at the allegations being made about him.

    WTF is wrong with these men?????????????????????????????????

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