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​More Of Morgan Freeman's Controversial Comments Have Been Caught On Tape

​More Of Morgan Freeman's Controversial Comments Have Been Caught On Tape

Morgan Freeman has found himself at the centre of a high profile Hollywood scandal, having been accused of sexual harassment by 'several women', according to CNN.

The incidents are alleged to have happened on set, while promoting movies and at his production company - Revelations Entertainment.

Now more of Freeman's controversial comments have been released, after being caught on tape.

In an interview with Entertainment Tonight correspondent Ashley Crossan back in 2016 - during which time Freeman was promoting his film London Has Fallen - Freeman asked: "Are you married?"

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"No," Crossan replied.

"Fool around with older guys? I'm just asking," Freeman said.

Credit: CBS
Credit: CBS

When the interview finished, Crossan shook Freeman's hand, saying: "Pleasure to meet you."

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"Mine," Freeman replied. "Look at yourself."

The footage emerged on Friday, just one day after CNN released a report in which eight women claimed to be victims of Freeman's sexual harassment.

One of them was another Entertainment Tonight correspondent, Janet Mock.

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When she interviewed the actor in 2015, he told her: "I don't know how you all manage to do that all the time... You got a dress halfway between your knee and your hips, and you sit down right across from me and cross your legs."

The moment Freeman gestured to Mock. Credit: CBS
The moment Freeman gestured to Mock. Credit: CBS

In a statement addressing the allegations, Freeman told said: "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 apologise to anyone who felt uncomfortable or disrespected - that was never my intent."

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Freeman later released a second statement, in which he said that he is 'devastated' that his 'life is at risk of being undermined' - going on to apologise to any women he may have 'unintentionally' upset.

In the lengthy statement given to Sky News, he said: "I am devastated that 80 years of my life is at risk of being undermined, in the blink of an eye, by Thursday's media reports.

"All victims of assault and harassment deserve to be heard. And we need to listen to them. But it is not right to equate horrific incidents of sexual assault with misplaced compliments or humour.

"I admit that I am someone who feels a need to try and make women - and men - feel appreciated and at ease around me.

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"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 that is why I apologised Thursday and will continue to apologise to anyone I might have upset, however unintentionally.

"But I also want to be clear: I did not create unsafe work environments. I did not assault women. I did not offer employment or advancement in exchange for sex. Any suggestion that I did so is completely false."

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Topics: Celebrity, News, Morgan Freeman

Jess Hardiman

Jess is a journalist at LADbible who graduated from Manchester University with a degree in Film Studies, English Language and Linguistics - indecisiveness at its finest, right there. She also works for FOODbible and its sister page Seitanists, which are both a safe haven for her to channel a love for homemade pasta, fennel and everything else in between. You can contact Jess at [email protected]