In total, 16 people spoke to CNN about Freeman, eight who claim to be victims of either sexual harassment or inappropriate behaviour, and eight who said they witnessed Freeman’s alleged misconduct.
A young production assistant who worked on Going in Style – the 2015 comedy starring Freeman, Michael Caine, and Alan Arkin – alleges the US actor subjected her to unwanted touching.
She also alleges that Freeman would comment on her figure and clothing on a regular basis, and that he would rest his hand on her lower back or rub her lower back.
In one instance, she said Freeman “kept trying to lift up my skirt and asking if I was wearing underwear.” At one point, she recalled, “Alan made a comment telling him to stop. Morgan got freaked out and didn’t know what to say.”
Freeman issued an apology about two hours after the CNN article was published.
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