Eight women have stepped forward and accused Academy Award-winning actor Morgan Freeman of sexual misconduct across movie sets, press junkets and in the offices of his production company, Revelations Entertainment. Freeman is the latest Hollywood man to be accused of leveraging his power to act inappropriately towards women. The accusations surfaced as part of an extensive CNN investigation published Thursday morning. Of the 16 people interviewed by CNN, half said they had directly experienced sexual harassment by Freeman and the other half said they had witnessed the actor's inappropriate behavior. CNN's investigation lists, in explicit detail, several instances of alleged sexual harassment by Freeman that occurred in multiple professional settings.
Actor Morgan Freeman released a second apology Friday after being accused of sexual misconduct by eight women in a CNN report, published Thursday. The above statement followed a shorter one, released by the actor, immediately after the report was published. "Anyone who knows me or has worked with me knows I am not someone who would willingly offend or knowingly make anyone feel uneasy," he said in his first statement. "I apologize to anyone who felt uncomfortable or disrespected -- that was never my intent." CNN spoke to 16 people, of whom eight women alleged the legendary actor subjected them to unwanted touches and lewd behavior when they worked with him on various film sets.
Top Talkers: Actor apologizes after eight women make claims of suggestive comments and inappropriate touching. Morgan Freeman released a second statement in which he defends the fact that he "did not assault women" after being accused of sexual harassment by eight women on Thursday. The famed actor began his statement by saying, "I am devastated that 80 years of my life is at risk of being undermined, in the blink of an eye, by Thursday's media reports. All victims of assault and harassment deserve to be heard. And we need to listen to them.
Morgan Freeman apologized after a report claimed he has a pattern of sexual harassment. Morgan Freeman issued an apology to "anyone who felt uncomfortable or disrespected" following an explosive report containing claims of sexual harassment from eight women. The veteran actor told The Hollywood Reporter on Thursday, "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." Eight women told CNN on Thursday that Freeman made suggestive comments about their appearance and inappropriately touched them.