CNN: Actor Morgan Freeman accused of 'inappropriate behavior'
A production assistant claims she endured "several months" of harassment from Freeman, who tried to lift up her skirt and asked her about her underwear.
(CNN) -- CNN is reporting that Oscar-winning Hollywood star Morgan Freeman has been accused of inappropriate behavior by eight women.
The exclusive report was posted on Thursday morning by CNN writers An Phung and Chloe Melas. It outlines an alleged "pattern of behavior" by Freeman, in which he would subject women in the workplace to inappropriate comments and touching.
In particular, the report describes the claims of a young production assistant who was hired to work on the film "Going in Style" in 2015. The film was a bank heist comedy starring Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin.
According to CNN's report, that production assistant endured "several months" of harassment, as Freeman, "subjected her to unwanted touching and comments about her figure and clothing on a near-daily basis."
In one case, she says Morgan tried to lift up her skirt and asked her if she was wearing any underwear.
According to the CNN report, that production assistant wasn't the only person with claims of inappropriate behavior by Freeman.
"In all, 16 people spoke to CNN about Freeman as part of this investigation, eight of whom said they were victims of what some called harassment and others called inappropriate behavior by Freeman," the CNN report states. "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."
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