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“Any suggestion that I did so is completely false” – Morgan Freeman on Sexual Harassment Allegations

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"Any suggestion that I did so is completely false" - Morgan Freeman on Sexual Harassment Allegations

Veteran actor Morgan Freeman has responded to sexual harassment allegations against him in a recent report by CNN. The accusations against the Oscar-winning actor is the latest in a torrent of reports against famous Hollywood stars.

While apologizing to anyone he may have upset by his indirect action, he took time out to clear the air stating categorically that he did not assaualt nor harass anyone. His statement reads;

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. But I also want to be clear: I did not create unsafe work environments. I did not assault women. I did not offer employment or advancement in exchange for sex. Any suggestion that I did so is completely false.

All victims of assault and harassment deserve to be heard. And we need to listen to them. But it is not right to equate horrific incidents of sexual assault with misplaced compliments or humor. I admit that I am someone who feels a need to try to make women – and men – feel appreciated and at ease around me. As a part of that, I would often try to joke with and compliment women, in what I thought was a light-hearted and humorous way.

Clearly I was not always coming across the way I intended. And that is why I apologized Thursday and will continue to apologize to anyone I might have upset, however unintentionally.

4 Comments

  1. keke driver

    May 26, 2018 at 4:34 pm

    Most of the accusations are very laughable…. #IStandWithMorganFreeman

    One of the women had issues with the way he stared at her 25 years ago, how do I take that kinda person seriously???

  2. MIA

    May 26, 2018 at 6:32 pm

    I saw one of the accusations and couldn’t help laughing!! These people can be extra!! How he said ooh boy I wish I was there was sexual to CNN entertainment reporter Chloe Meals!! #IstandwithMORGANFREEMAN

  3. BlueEyed

    May 27, 2018 at 4:27 am

    They should leave this old man abeg. I said it the first time that this news broke out, these women have turned this movement into a laughable witch hunt, even a CNN reporter joined in to discredit a man who has been old longer than I can even remember, now people are seeing how unfounded a lot of these allegations are, in some cases they were just “old man speak” and it certainly didn’t go past that. Leave Morgan Freeman alone, we won’t let y’al have this one.

  4. Seriously

    May 27, 2018 at 6:13 pm

    I stand by morganfreeman. He’s like I ain’t going down like bill Cosby. Some women make a joke out of real sexual abuse victims
    At least he knows his jokes was out of line . I bet most of these women laughed, played it off then. But now they want to be all extra and get attention.
    The metoomovement must be targeting legendary black men.

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