After being accused by several women of harassment and inappropriate behavior, actor Morgan Freeman has since then issued a response to his actions. He says, “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 — that was never my intent.”
In the CNN report released yesterday, a section of the article concentrates on reporters who have interviewed Morgan Freeman. One of those who came forward – a producer named Tyra Martin – stated, “When I stood up, I pulled my skirt part of my dress down and he did say, ‘Oh, don’t pull it down now.’” Martin said.
It looks like this behavior has been common by Freeman towards female reporters and interviewers. The start of CNN’s section on reporters states that Freeman’s had an “alleged pattern of looking women up and down while making sexually suggestive comments to them.”
Evidence of this is now apparent when media outlet Entertainment Tonight released footage of past interviews with Freeman. One of the behind-the-scene cuts shows Freeman asking reporter Ashley Crossan, “Fool around with older guys?” He then proceeds to look at her backside as she walks away commenting, ”Look at yourself.”
In another instance with ET correspondent Janet Mock, Freeman is relentless with his comments towards Mock’s looks and short dress. He says, “You got a dress that’s halfway between your knee and your hips, and you sit down right across from me and you cross your legs.” The way in which Freeman looks at Mock is supremely questionable.
Take a look at the footage from the video above.