Morgan Freeman: I Did Not Assault Women

 

Morgan Freeman is well aware that his legendary career hangs in the balance now that he’s been accused of inappropriate conduct. After his first response to accusations of bad behavior on his part, the actor has issued a second statement. In it, he notes both sides of the #MeToo issue. "All victims of assault and harassment deserve to be heard," the statement reads. "And we need to listen to them. But it is not right to equate horrific incidents of sexual assault with misplaced compliments or humor."

Freeman goes on to say that he'll continue to apologize to anyone that he unintentionally upset. "I admit that I am someone who feels a need to try to make women — and men — feel appreciated and at ease around me,” he adds. "As a part of that, I would often try to joke with and compliment women, in what I thought was a light-hearted and humorous way. Clearly I was not always coming across the way I intended."

And it's clear he knows what's at stake. Freeman also noted that he is “devastated that 80 years of my life is at risk of being undermined, in the blink of an eye, by Thursday’s media reports.”

One more thing....actor Dean Cain jumped into the fray to support and defend Freeman. he says he's seen the type of displays seen on the "ET" released video from both sides and punishing the legend based on allegations is not cool. 

Source: New York Times

 
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