Morgan Freeman Breaks Silence On Relationship With Murdered Step-Granddaughter E'Dena Hines
Morgan Freeman has spoken out about the allegations the he and his murdered step-granddaughter had been having an affair before her death.
In video footage obtained by the Daily Mail, he was confronted by paparazzi in Los Angeles on Monday but said that he was unaware of the allegations that he and E'Dena Hines were in a sexual relationship before her death.
Hines' boyfriend stands accused of murder after he allegedly stabbed her 25 times in the street outside the Manhattan home that the couple shared.
Davenport denies murder by reason of insanity - he claims that he would not have killed her if he had not been affected by drugs.
The 80-year-old Shawshank Redemption star was making his way across a car park when he was cornered by a photographer who asked him to comment on text messages that were revealed in the New York Court the other day.
Messages were shown to the court in evidence by Davenport's defence that show Hines discussing her 'grandpa feelings' with her boyfriend.
Freeman responded to the photographer by shaking his head and saying: "I don't even know what you're talking about."
He then climbed into the car and shut the door.
Earlier in the trial Davenport's representative Annie Constanzo told the court that before she died Hines had told her client that "her grandfather engaged in a sexually inappropriate relationship with her."
Around six weeks before her death, she allegedly texted Davenport to tell him about a relationship that she was involved in with an older man.
The New York Daily News reported that the messages said: "I don't ask him for advice.
"He was calling to ask me... I blocked him for myself not for you because men who equal grandpa feelings don't need to be in my life at all."
During the conversation, Davenport responded: "When it comes to... your grandfather, there's a submissive love that will always be there."
There have been rumours linking Hines to a romantic relationship with Freeman for several years now.
Despite claiming not to know anything about the rumours, Freeman issued a statement some years back that said: "The recent reports of any pending marriage or romantic relationship of me to anyone are defamatory fabrications from the tabloid media designed to sell papers.
"What is even more alarming is that these fabrications are now being picked up by the legitimate press as well."
Hines also issued a statement back in 2012 that said: "These stories about me and my grandfather are not only untrue, they are also hurtful to me and my family."
The trial continues.
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