Morgan Freeman apologized after being accused of sexual and verbal harassment
Morgan Freeman, the Oscar-winning actor said that he did not assault women or create an unsafe workplace for them but he apologized to anyone who felt uncomfortable or upset after he was accused of verbal and sexual harassment by eight women.
On Friday, Freeman said in a statement, “I am devastated that 80 years of my life is at risk of being undermined, in the blink of an eye.
“But I also want to be clear: I did not create unsafe work environments. I did not assault women. I did not offer employment or advancement in exchange for sex. Any suggestion that I did so is completely false.”
CNN reported that eight women came forward and suggested that they were victims of harassment or inappropriate behavior by Freeman. Others told the CNN that they had witnessed the actor’s misbehavior.
In contrast, according to the network, others have reported that the actor was very professional in the office and on set and denied seeing any misconduct by him.
Freeman also said that he likes to make people feel at ease and appreciated around him, and because of that, he would compliment them and try to joke in a light-hearted way.
He said, “Clearly I was not always coming across the way I intended, And that is why I apologized Thursday and will continue to apologize to anyone I might have upset, however unintentionally.”