According to an exclusive report reaching out to CNN, reported that iconic and Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman has been accused of sexual misconduct, including alleged inappropriate comments and unwanted touching by multiple women.
The report had it that about eight women out of sixteen women speaking exclusively to CNN reported that they are a victim of harassing.
A young production assistant said that in the summer of 2015, while she was working on Freeman’s bank heist comedy Going In Style, she was subjected to several months of harassment. She alleged that Freeman repeatedly touched her without permission, resting his hand on her lower back or rubbing her lower back, and frequently made comments about her figure and clothing.
In one incident, she said Freeman “kept trying to lift up my skirt and asking if I was wearing underwear,” adding that he never successfully lifted her skirt. “Alan [Arkin] made a comment telling him to stop. Morgan got freaked out and didn’t know what to say.”
A senior member of the production staff of the movie Now You See Me in 2012 told CNN that Freeman “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.”
At a spokesperson’s request, CNN emailed “a detailed list” of the accusations against Freeman but received no response. The Hollywood Reporter has also reached out to Freeman.