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Morgan Freeman Accused Of Harassment By 'Several Women'

By Nenad Dojcinovski, 26 May 2018

This can’t be happening. The voice of God is accused of harassment by several women. This is one of the best actors of our time without a doubt. The influence he had and still has in the movie industry is undeniable.

Morgan Freeman is truly an example, which means this is hard to swallow. But Bill Cosby was once untouchable as well, and look at him now? No one can take away his work and achievements, but it’s difficult for many people to separate the art from the reality and that’s why his legacy is sort of destroyed.

But there’s always two sides of every story, and these are just allegations after all. Morgan Freeman could be guilty or these women could be playing the victim card for few minutes of fame and some money.

We can’t pick sides until we hear more of the story.

1The young production assistant

Morgan Freeman doesn’t look like someone who would go after young production assistants, but according to CNN, while filming the “Going In Style” movie with Michael Caine and Alan Arkin, Morgan Freeman behaved inappropriate with the production assistant.

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2Several months of harassment

This was a dream job for the young assistant, but it turned out to be several months of harassment, or at least that’s what she told CNN. From comments about her clothing to unwanted touching, this was not the dream job after all.

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3One of the incidents

According to the assistant, Freeman "kept trying to lift up my skirt and asking if I was wearing underwear." She complained about the incident to the studio, and “Morgan got freaked out and didn't know what to say."

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4The "Now You See Me" accident

If the “Going In Style” incident was the only one, no one would even bothered with reporting this. But unfortunately, it’s not. Freeman is accused of harassment by a senior member of the production staff of the movie "Now You See Me."

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5Numerous occasions

 "He did comment on our bodies... 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.

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6Freeman is one of Hollywood's biggest stars

You simply can’t find a movie where Freeman wasn’t good enough for the role. His voice and his acting are legendary, and almost all of his movies are classic. We’re talking about "Shawshank Redemption", "Million Dollar Baby," "Million Dollar Baby," and even documentaries such as "March of the Penguins."

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716 people accused Freeman of harassment or inappropriate behavior

A total of 16 people spoke to CNN about Freeman and the harassment issue, and that’s not a small number. Some accused him of harassment and others of inappropriate behavior. Which means that’s there’s a pattern of inappropriate behavior by Freeman on set.

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8Over the last ten years

Morgan Freeman is 80-years-old, and this is something we didn’t expect from someone of his statue. But according to the people who’ve worked with Freeman in production capacities on movie sets, this is not exactly a new story.

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9He made women feel uncomfortable at work

As it turns out, thanks to Freeman and his inappropriate behavior, plenty of women felt uncomfortable at work. But even though this was going on for years, the women he worked with were afraid to speak publicly about this.

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10No one wants to lose their job

These women feared to speak publicly about this or to report Freeman, just because they didn’t want to lose their jobs. Instead, they found a way to cope with it on their own. They would change clothes when Freeman was around.

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11The other side

But you simply must hear the other side before you pick a side when it comes to someone like Morgan Freeman. Besides the people who accused Freeman of harassment, CNN reached out to plenty of people who worked for or with Freeman.

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12And it’s not all bad

But there wasn’t only people afraid to talk about their experience working with Freeman. Just like he was accused by some, he was praised by others as well. Some say that Freeman was always professional and they never witnessed any questionable behavior.

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13Freeman's spokesperson

Before the CNN story went public, Morgan Freeman had no comment or he simply didn’t care about the allegations. But things changed when the story was published, along with the statements coming from people who accuse Freeman of harassment.

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14The official statement

"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."

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15The #MeToo

Is Morgan Freeman the next person to be called out for his unappropriated behavior? It seems like he is, but let’s wait and see the ending of this story. This might be the end of Freeman’s career if more people step up and accuse him of the same thing.

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