Published On: Sun, May 27th, 2018

Morgan Freeman accused of harassing women, video shows creepy remarks during interview

A young production assistant thought she had landed the job of her dreams when, in the summer of 2015, she started work on Going In Style, a bank heist comedy starring Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin. But the job quickly devolved into several months of harassment. (CNN)

Freeman issued a brief statement of apology Thursday morning, saying, “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.” (Deadline)

The Screen Actors Guild is reviewing what actions, if any, it will take against the actor who was honored with its Lifetime Achievement Award in January of this year. The award is SAG-AFTRA’s highest honor. (Deadline)

Entertainment Tonight discovered that Freeman had made creepy sexual comments to at least two women from the publication during interviews in 2015 and 2016.

In 2015, Janet Mock interviewed Freeman about his film, “Five Flights Up.” During the interview, Freeman commented on Mock’s attire, saying, “I don’t know how you all manage to do that all the time. You got a dress halfway between your knee and your hips, and you sit down right across from me and you cross your legs.”

In 2016, “Entertainment Tonight” correspondent Ashley Crossan interviewed Freeman about his film, “London Has Fallen.”

During the interview, Freeman asked Crossan “Are you married?”

“No,” Crossan replied.

“Fool around with older guys?” Freeman asked. “I’m just asking.”

At the end of the interview, Crossan shook Freeman’s hand and said, “Pleasure to meet you.”

“Mine,” Freeman responded. “Look at yourself.”

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