Morgan Freeman has just released a statement apologizing for his behaviour that has led to a bounty of women to accuse the Evan Almighty star of sexual harassment.
“Anyone who knows me or has worked with me knows I am not someone who would intentionally offend or knowingly make anyone feel uneasy,” the actor said. “I apologize to anyone who felt uncomfortable or disrespected — that was never my intent.”
CNN published an investigative exposé that revealed a bevy of allegations pinned against the award-winning star. In it, eight individuals have come forward with instances of having been subject to sexual harassment or inappropriate behaviour, both on-set and behind-the-scenes. Another eight sources have said they witnessed his misconduct firsthand.
Freeman has been accused of reportedly trying to lift a woman’s skirt to see if she was wearing any underwear, while another unnamed source notes how she and other female staff made sure to wear modest clothes in order to thwart his unwarranted gestures/comments.