One of tinseltown’s highest paid actors is in the hot seat Thursday morning after a story published by CNN revealed disturbing allegations about a beloved actor with films like Driving Miss Daisy, The Shawshank Redemption, and Million Dollar Baby, under his belt.
Morgan Freeman has become a household name in America, where his very presence in a film was known to lift spirits and just make people happy. It has now come to light, however, that the women working on those movie sets were not as happy as those sitting in the audience.
According to a CNN story that broke Thursday morning:
“A young production assistant thought she had landed the job of her dreams when, in the summer of 2015, she started work on “Going In Style,” a bank heist comedy starring Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin.”“But the job quickly devolved into several months of harassment, she told CNN. 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.”
“kept trying to lift up my skirt and asking if I was wearing underwear.”
“He 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.”
“Seven people described an environment at Revelations Entertainment that included allegations of harassment or inappropriate behavior by Freeman there, with one incident allegedly witnessed by Lori McCreary, Freeman’s co-founder in the enterprise, and another in which she was the target of demeaning comments by Freeman in a public setting. One of those seven people alleged that McCreary made a discriminatory remark regarding a female candidate for a job at the Producers Guild of America, where McCreary is co-president.”