Morgan Freeman has been accused of sexual harassment by eight women according to a CNN report. The Shawshank Redemption actor has been accused of inappropriately touching by eight women who have worked with the actor in the past. In addition to this, Freeman is also accused of commenting on their bodies. Also Read - Angel Has Fallen: Gerard Butler in Awe of Energetic Morgan Freeman

Freeman has now issued a statement to apologise for his behaviour. It read, “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.” Also Read - Morgan Freeman's Second Statement About Misconduct Allegations: I Did Not Create Unsafe Work Environments, I Did Not Assault Women



One of the women who accused the superstar, from the senior production staff of Now You See Me was quoted saying, “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.” Another one who accused the actor of sexual misconduct said, “Freeman kept trying to lift up my skirt and asking if I was wearing underwear.” Also Read - Morgan Freeman Accused of Sexual Misconduct: Twitterati Outrage Over Sexual Harassment Claims Against Veteran Actor