Poor Morgan Freeman’s life has became more complicated. Unless you’ve been sitting under a rock, you know that there are several women that have came forward with accusations that Freeman has sexually harassed them. Some of these women have began the process of hiring lawyers for their claims, which includes a former employee who worked closely with Freeman for many years and claims to be a victim of his abuse, and witness to it as well for many years through her time with him as her employer.
According to many different sources, this is just the “tip of the iceberg”, and many women in the next few weeks will be coming forward with similar stories and allegations to the ones that have already been made public. One of the victims has already spoken to Gloria Allred, who’s been a lawyer who has dealt with several of the #metoocampaigns such as Harvey Weinstein and Bill Cosby. It is unclear if they plan to go forward with the suit, or just getting legal advice regarding their options.
Morgan Freeman finally broke his silence last Friday by releasing a statement saying:
I am devastated that 80 years of my life is at risk of being undermined, in the blink of an eye, Thursday’s media reports. All victims of assault and harassment deserve to be heard. And we need to listen to them. But it is not right to equate horrific incidents of sexual assault with misplaced compliments or humor. I admit that I am someone who feels a need to try to make women and men feel appreciated and at ease around me. As part of that, I would often try to joke with and compliment women, in what I thought was a lighthearted and humorous way. Clearly I was not always coming across the way I intended. And that is why I apologized on Thursday and will continue to apologize to anyone I might have upset, however unintentionally. But I also want to be clear. I did not create a unsafe work environment, I did not assault women, I did not offer employment advancement in exchange for sex. Any suggestion that I did so is completely false.