Morgan Freeman apologizes after bullying claims
Morgan Freeman apologized after eight women came forward that the actor of sexual harassment.
A resurfaced interview let actor Morgan Freeman seems to hit on a reporter after a report of alleged sexual harassment of eight women.
Tyra Martin, a producer at WGN-TV in Chicago, ” she said, and she has an interview with the actor many times, and he “always sexually charged comments,” Chloe Melas CNN told HLN.
“But there was a time that she felt really cross the border,” Melas said. “That was when he asked her not to pull her skirt as she stood up to leave the interview.”
A video of that portion of the interview was not recorded, but HLN obtained the footage of Freeman tells Martin she had magic written all over” her.
“You’ve got the magic written about your child,” Freeman heard Martin during a promotion for the 2013 film “Now You See Me.”
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Morgan Freeman was accused by eight women of sexual harassment.
When Martin asked how Freeman was enjoying his bachelor life, he replied: “I am enjoying the bachelor life. I get to look at you and drool.”
Martin told CNN that she was “always in on the joke.”
Freeman, 80, issued an apology to “anyone who felt uncomfortable or ignored” after an explosive report published Thursday with the sexual harassment claims.
“Anyone who knows me or has worked with me knows I’m not someone who intentionally offend or deliberately make someone feel uncomfortable. My apologies to anyone who felt uncomfortable or ignored — that was never my intention,” Freeman told Fox News Thursday.
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Eight women told CNN Thursday Freeman made suggestive comments about their appearance and inappropriately touched them.
A young production assistant told the outlet that Freeman sexually harassed her for several months while working on the 2015 set of “Go In Style.” They claimed that Freeman made comments about her body almost every day and would rub her lower back.
“[He] kept trying to lift my skirt and ask me if I was wearing underwear,” she claimed, adding of Freeman’s co-star Alan Arkin “made a note and told him to stop.”
Freeman apologized to anyone offended by his behavior.
“Morgan was very scared and did not know what to say,” she claimed.
Another woman who worked with Freeman in the 2012 movie “Now You See Me,” he said, “He did comment on our body … We knew that if he would come … not to wear any top that would show our breasts, don’t wear something that would show our bottoms, which means that it does not wear the clothes that [were] provided.”
The article is co-author and sole prosecutor who went on the record, Chloe Melas, alleged that Freeman sexually harassed her when she interviewed him for CNN in a press junket for the movie “Going in Style.”
Melas, who was pregnant at the time, said after the meeting, Freeman he looked her up and down and said, “Boy do I wish I was there.” The comment was caught on camera, but the tape was not rolling when Freeman allegedly told her, “You’re ripe.”
After the allegations, Freeman has been dropped by VISA as a spokesperson and Vancouver transit system, TransLink, said that they “pause” the actor “spoken as part of a VISA ad campaign on the transit system,” Deadline reported.
Fox News’ Sasha Savitsky contributed to this report.