Iconic Hollywood actor Morgan Freeman is the latest well-known actor to be accused of sexual harassment and misconduct. As per 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, the Oscar-winning actor, who won millions of heart with his remarkable acting in movies, is also accused of commenting on their bodies. This shocking allegation comes months after producer Harvey Weinstein was accused of sexual harassment by multiple women, leading to campaigns like #MeToo and #TimesUp. Also Read - Angel Has Fallen: Gerard Butler in Awe of Energetic Morgan Freeman
The actor has now issued a statement to apologise for his behaviour. The statement 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.” After the news broke out, Twitter lit up immediately with responses ranging from shock to outrage. Also Read - Morgan Freeman's Second Statement About Misconduct Allegations: I Did Not Create Unsafe Work Environments, I Did Not Assault Women
Have a look at the tweets that express shock and disgust:
Morgan Freeman, 80, whose career has spanned 50 years and over 100 movies, has won the 2005 Oscar for best-supporting actor for ‘Million Dollar Baby’. The iconic actor was nominated four other times, including for ‘Driving Miss Daisy’ and ‘The Shawshank Redemption,’ and is renowned for his prolific voiceover work.