CNN is reporting that eight women have come forward, claiming they are victims of actor Morgan Freeman‘s sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior.
One unidentified woman said she was harassed by him daily while working as a production assistant for the 2015 comedy Going in Style.
Freeman “kept trying to lift up my skirt and asking if I was wearing underwear” at one point while they worked together, the woman alleged. Actor Alan Arkin “made a comment telling him to stop. Morgan got freaked out and didn’t know what to say.”
Another woman claims she was sexually harassed multiple times while working on 2012’s Now You See Me.
“He did comment on our bodies,” the second accuser told CNN. “We knew that if he was coming by … not to wear any top that would show our breasts, not to wear anything that would show our bottoms, meaning not wearing clothes that [were] fitted,” she said.
Other inappropriate behavior included staring at women’s breasts, massaging an intern’s shoulders, asking a woman how she felt about sexual harassment and asking women to twirl for him, according to CNN.
HuffPo reports that Freeman “was not immediately available for comment.”
Sad, if true, as Freeman is a giant in the industry.
Of course, there’s always been whispers of THIS by Hollywood insiders, so maybe it isn’t as surprising as it first sounds…
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