So if you haven’t heard the news already, you’re hearing it now; Morgan Freeman is a sexual predator- apparently.
According to a story fresh off the press at CNN, Morgan Freeman has shown less than appropriate behavior when it comes to women in the workplace. One woman who accused Freeman of sexual harassment claims that she thought she had laned the job of her dreams until it quickly turned into a nightmare. CNN reports:
She alleges that Freeman subjected her to unwanted touching and comments about her figure and clothing on a near-daily basis. Freeman would rest his hand on her lower back or rub her lower back, she said.
In one incident, she said, Freeman “kept trying to lift up my skirt and asking if I was wearing underwear.” He never successfully lifted her skirt, she said — he would touch it and try to lift it, she would move away, and then he’d try again. Eventually, she said, “Alan [Arkin] made a comment telling him to stop. Morgan got freaked out and didn’t know what to say.”
Some of the women stated that Freeman would frequently comment on their bodies, making them feel extremely uncomfortable. They claimed that they had started wearing more modest clothing as a result; nothing that showed their breasts, longer skirts, and less tight-fitting clothes in general.
While none of these women are claiming that anything worse happened, the accusations alone have been enough to raise a few eyebrows. Think about it, the guy Hollywood refers to as the voice of God is now being accused of some pretty disgusting things. The question though is, “are they lying?”
At this point, it’s up to time and probably months worth of investigations to determine if these women are just hopping on the #MeToo train, or if there’s actually some truth to their words.
What do you think? Is there more to Morgan Freeman that meets the eye, or is this just another false accusation in hopes of gaining media attention? Let’s have a conversation.