The #MeToo list is growing.
More and more Hollywood elites are being exposed of sexual misconduct.
And now another movie star legend bites the dust.
Former super producer, Harvey Weinstein, was the first one to go down.He was finally charged in New York City for rape just last week and reportedly posted a $1,000,000 cashier’s check for bond while he awaits trial.
Kevin Spacey, Louis CK, Charlie Rose, and Matt Lauer are just a few of the other big names who have suffered career-ending consequences for their sexual misconduct.
And now news has broken that Hollywood legend Morgan Freeman has been accused of sexual harassment and inappropriate sexual remarks.
Eight women have come forward to describe the sexual harassment they experienced from Freeman.
Eight women have come forward to describe the sexual harassment they experienced “Eight women have come forward to accuse Academy Award-winning actor Morgan Freeman of sexual harassment and said the veteran star engaged in inappropriate behavior on movie sets, during interviews, and at his work office over a period of years, starting in 2012.
CNN spoke with 16 people who all described several instances in which Morgan Freeman made inappropriate comments to female staffers, “eight of whom,” the outlet reports, “said they were victims of what some called harassment and others called inappropriate behavior by Freeman.”
CNN reports, “Eight said they witnessed Freeman’s alleged conduct. These 16 people together described a pattern of inappropriate behavior by Freeman on set, while promoting his movies and at his production company Revelations Entertainment.”
A female senior production staffer for the movie Now You See Me said the now 80-year-old Freeman not only “sexually harassed” her but also harassment her colleague on several occasions.
“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,” she said.
One young production assistant described working on the set of “Going In Style,” in 2015 as a nightmare, claiming Freeman would habitually run his hand down her lower back. On one occasion, the actor attempted to lift her skirt up, while asking if she was “wearing underwear.”
“Morgan got freaked out and didn’t know what to say,” after actor Alan Arkin ordered the longtime actor to stop, the woman says.Freeman is also accused of making crude remarks to reporters covering the actor’s press tours.”
These allegations are shocking, especially when you consider that Freeman played the signature role of “God” in Bruce Almighty.
But this is Hollywood.
Unwanted touching and suggestively explicit comments are considered normal by many powerful industry figures, and they were able to get away with it.
While Freeman did put out a statement apologizing for making the women feel uncomfortable or disrespected, he also had the audacity to say, “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.”
Will this be a career-killer for Freeman?
Who will fall next?