Acclaimed actor Morgan Freeman is facing serious allegations in a report accusing the 80-year-old star of inappropriate behavior.
CNN says they have spoken with eight people who said they were victims of harassment and/or inappropriate conduct by Freeman.
A production assistant says Freeman harassed her during the shoot for 2015 comedy film “Going In Style.” According to the report, the woman tells CNN that Freeman would touch her and make comments about her appearance and clothing.
During one shoot, the woman says Freeman “kept trying to lift up my skirt and asking if I was wearing underwear.” The woman says Freeman kept trying to lift her skirt until actor Alan Arkin told Freeman to stop.
Another woman says that while on the set of documentary series “Through the Wormhole,” Morgan looked her up-and-down and then asked: “How do you feel about sexual harassment?”
Other women also say Morgan would often make comments about their 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,” a woman told CNN.
Freeman issued a statement through his publicist saying that he never intended to make anyone feel uneasy, and apologizes to anyone who felt uncomfortable or disrespected.
You can read the full report from CNN by clicking here.