The Knoxville News Sentinel cited the personnel file of geography professor Henri Grissino-Mayer in reporting that he submitted his resignation on Aug. 31, less than a month after the university began receiving "a series of reports about inappropriate conduct" including an intimate relationship with a student.
UPDATE: Freeman has responded to the allegations. Actor Morgan Freeman has been accused of sexually inappropriate behavior by eight women, CNN reports. CNN noted they interviewed 16 people about allegations against Freeman, some of whom claimed the actor harassed them, and others who said they witnessed inappropriate behavior. Freeman's spokesperson did not respond to CNN's request for comment. SEE ALSO: Jeffrey Tambor confirmed for'Arrested Development' Season 5 An assistant who worked on the film Going In Style said Freeman "kept trying to lift up my skirt and asking if I was wearing underwear."
Pressure mounted on the freshman Democrat from western Alaska after a growing number of women came forward claiming Westlake acted inappropriately or made them feel uncomfortable. One said he grabbed her buttocks. There were also complaints he engaged in lingering hugs and made inappropriate comments.