- 24 May 18
Multiple women have accused actor Morgan Freeman of harassment and inappropriate behavior, according to a CNN report.
CNN spoke with eight people who say they were harassed on film sets or on promotional tours, and eight others who say they witnessed Freeman's alleged inappropriate behavior.
CNN revealed that Freeman - whose distinguished acting career spans five decades - rubbed one source's lower back and tried lifting up her skirt while she was working set of “Going In Style.” He is also accused of making inappropriate comments to numerous others, including CNN reporter, Chloe Melas.
Melas, who helped write the expose, said Freeman told her, "You are ripe,” during a press junket. Melas was pregnant at the time.
Other sources described instances where Freeman made inappropriate comments about women's appearances and stared at their bodies. These sources told the American news channel that they did not file formal complaints out of fear of retaliation.
A spokesperson for Freeman did not respond to a request for comment from CNN after the network provided a list of the accusations.