16 women have been publicly harassed by the actor.
At the end of last year, a scandal erupted in Hollywood around the 66-year-old producer Harvey Weinstein. Several popular actresses immediately accused him of harassment and indecent behavior. Many celebrities have supported the victims of violence, but there were those who stood up for Harvey.
As a result, the producer's wife Georgina Chapman left, and he recently turned himself in to the NYPD. Harvey was posted on $1 million bail and released.
After the Hollywood scandal, a movement against MeToo harassment was created. More and more women began to speak openly about their experiences with violence. So, recently 16 girls told CNN reporters about the inappropriate behavior of 80-year-old Morgan Freeman.
According to journalist Chloe Melas, the actor harassed the assistant producer of the film "Departing Nicely" for several months. She also claims that she herself was harassed by Freeman.
Morgan decided to comment on the allegations against him. According to Deadline, the actor denied the words of women. He also apologized to anyone who might have been offended or offended by his behavior while working on the films.
“I am devastated that 80 years of my life are in danger of being wiped out in the blink of an eye by media reports. All victims of attacks and harassment deserve to be heard. And we must listen to them. But it's wrong to equate horrific incidents of sexual assault with inappropriate compliments or humor. I assure you that I am someone who feels the need to provide men and women with the opportunity to feel comfortable and at ease around me. And that's why I often tried to joke and praise women in a style that seemed easy and funny to me,” Freeman admitted.
According to the actor, he never forced his colleagues into a relationship of a sexual nature. In addition, he did not attack women or blackmail them. Morgan says he never offered his co-stars a promotion in exchange for sex.