Morgan Freeman has apologized after eight women have come forward with claims of sexual harassment or inappropriate behavior. Freeman denies the claims and said to BuzzFeed News, “Anyone who knows me or has worked with me knows I am not someone wo would intentionally offend or knowingly make anyone feel uneasy.”
One woman who worked with Freeman as a production assistant on a movie told CNN that he would make comments about her body and clothing. She worked with him for months, and said that he would rest his hand on, or even rub her lower back.
Another woman who worked with Freeman on the 2013 movie Now You See Me said the actor made comments on their bodies, and the women knew not to wear revealing clothing if he was coming by. BuzzFeed reports that three entertainment reporters have also stated that Freeman behaved inappropriately during press events.
However, other people who were contacted by CNN said they had not witnessed any inappropriate behavior by Freeman.
Freeman released another statement that stated, “I am devastated that 80 years of my life is at risk of being undermined, in the blink of an eye, by Thursday’s media reports. I admit that I am someone who feels a need to try to make women- and men- feel appreciated and at ease around me.”
“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,” he said.
Do you think it is enough to say you’re sorry but not admit guilt? 51% of you said that yes, it was okay, while 49% of you said that no, it’s not enough. Read more on the story on BuzzFeed here.
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