You keep thinking there are some people who'll NEVER get caught up in this #MeToo and Time's Up chaos . . . and little by little, all the people on your list end up being targeted by it. Today, it's MORGAN FREEMAN.
A reporter at CNN investigated Freeman after he allegedly made inappropriate comments to her. And if what she uncovered is true, his behavior is out of control.
She found eight women claiming to be victims, and many more who claim to have witnessed his actions first hand. CNN says Freeman has a history of making lewd comments about women's appearances, and of unwanted touching . . . like shoulder massages or putting a hand on a woman's lower back. And people claim it happens at his production company, on movie sets, and even with entertainment reporters.
In fact, during the filming of the movie "Going In Style" a few years ago, a production assistant says Freeman kept asking her if she was wearing underwear and trying to lift her skirt. She says it was so bad, his co-star ALAN ARKIN told him to stop . . . and Morgan, quote, "got freaked out and didn't know what to say."
Some women said they even dressed down when they knew they were going to see Morgan, so he wouldn't leer at them or say anything gross. Morgan responded to CNN's report with the following statement . . . quote, "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."
There's already been some fallout over this.
The actors' union SAG-AFTRA might take back the lifetime achievement award it gave him earlier this year. And he's lost one of his primo voice-over gigs: VISA is suspending all marketing using his voice.
Oh, and it will no longer be his velvety tones that commuters on Vancouver's public transportation system hear making announcements.
(CNN has video of Morgan being a letch to women interviewing him.)