Prepare for your entire being to be hit with forty-five tons of SHOCK over the news that a man who has allegedly gotten on his step-granddaughter (RIP E’Dena Hines) has been accused of being a SUCIO old man to several women.
CNN has released a detailed report where they spoke to 16 people who have worked with 80-year-old Morgan Freeman. 8 of them say that they experienced their skin crawling off of their body from Dirty Pepaw Morgan touching them without asking and/or dribbling out comments about their body parts. And the other 8 claim they witnessed Morgan being gross to women. You’re probably not reading any of this because you’re on the ground after being knocked over with SHOCK.
A young production assistant tells CNN that while working on the movie Going In Style in 2015, Morgan touched her wrong and said things about her body on almost a daily basis. She says that Morgan would lift up her skirt to see if she was wearing underwear, and at one point, his co-star Alan Arkin told him to stop it. Hearing that from Alan supposedly freaked out Morgan and he didn’t know what to say.
Another woman who worked on the production staff of Now You See Me says that Morgan regularly made comments about her body and the body of her female assistant. Morgan didn’t only allegedly sexually harass women on the set of his movies. CNN’s sources say that they witnessed him harassing employees of his production company Revelations Entertainment. The co-founder of his company Lori McCreary supposedly not only witnessed an inappropriate moment, but she’s also been the target of Morgan’s comments and has also been accused of saying a discriminatory remark about a woman interviewing for a job.
Many of the women say that they never reported Morgan to higher-ups because they didn’t want to be out of a job. Lori McCreary’s rep responded to CNN’s request for a comment with nothing but silence.
CNN started investigating Morgan’s alleged wandering paws when one of its reporters, Chloe Melas, met him at a press junket and had an experience that has led me to fill my bathtub with boiling bleach because I’m going to need a good cleansing after reading this vomit-inducer:
One of the three, CNN entertainment reporter Chloe Melas, the co-author of this article, says she was subjected to inappropriate behavior by Freeman more than a year ago, when she interviewed him at a press junket for “Going in Style.” According to Melas, who was six months pregnant at the time, Freeman, in a room full of people, including his co-stars Arkin and Caine, shook Melas’ hand, not letting go while repeatedly looking her up and down and saying more than once a variation of, “I wish I was there.” She says he also said to her, “You are ripe.” Cameras were on and recording during one of Freeman’s remarks to Melas — “Boy, do I wish I was there” — but not for the rest. As is common practice with such junkets, Melas was the only CNN employee there at the time.
Chloe went to CNN’s human resources who contacted the human resources at Warner Bros, the distributor of the movie. Both CNN and WB are owned by Time Warner. Human resources ultimately decided that they couldn’t confirm Chloe’s claim because only one of Morgan’s comments was caught on camera. But that incident made Chloe call around to see if anybody else experienced what she experienced. And that led to this piece.
Morgan Freeman was quick to jump in with a statement and he played the “that was never my intent” card. And I’m sure that after he said this, anyone who knows or has worked with Morgan was like, “Don’t like at me, bitch, you did your step-granddaughter.”
“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.”
The PR offices of Heaven also released a statement. They said that until further notice God will be officially voiced by Betty White.