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Morgan Freeman, who has been accused by multiple women of inappropriate behavior or harassment on set, at his production company and/or while marketing his movies, issued a brief statement of apology this morning, saying, “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.”
The allegations against him, first reported by CNN, include everything from unwanted touching to inappropriate comments to asking a woman if she was wearing underwear. The only woman on the record was Freeman’s company co-founder, Lori McCreary, who allegedly witnessed one of the incidents.
The article goes on to state the following:
The news about the 80 year-old actor, who was honored with the Screen Actors Guild lifetime achievement award in January, comes as the thesp is involved in roughly five high-profile and indie films around town, including Angel Has Fallen (the next installment of Olympus Has Fallen) and Disney and the Mark Gordon Co.’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms which doesn’t release until November.
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