Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman has been accused of sexual harassment and inappropriate behaviour on movie sets by eight women. A total of 16 people spoke up about the 80-year-old actor’s alleged sexual misconduct which range from sexually charged verbal harassment to touching.
While eight said they had experienced harassment or inappropriate behaviour, another eight said they witnessed Freeman's alleged behaviour.
"In all, 16 people spoke to CNN about Freeman as part of this investigation, eight of whom said they were victims of what some called harassment and others called inappropriate behaviour by Freeman. Eight said they witnessed Freeman's alleged conduct," the report said.
"These 16 people together described a pattern of inappropriate behaviour by Freeman on set, while promoting his movies and at his production company Revelations Entertainment," it said.
Freeman issued a brief statement of apology hours after the allegations of sexual misconduct were reported.
"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.”
Meanwhile, serial sex offender accused Harvey Weinstein is expected to surrender to New York Police today. He will be charged with rape.
(With PTI Inputs)