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Morgan Freeman Made a Lewd Comment to Me on a Red Carpet — Here's Why I'm Speaking Out

Morgan Freeman Made a Lewd Comment to Me on a Red Carpet — Here's Why I'm Speaking Out
Editor’s note: Maggie Parker is an entertainment journalist and a frequent contributor to People. In the wake of sexual harassment allegations against Morgan Freeman reported by CNN, she decided to share her story of a red carpet encounter with the actor. In a statement on May 24, Freeman, 80, responded to the CNN report: “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.”

Who would dare to go up against God? Sixteen people,
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Rape Accusations Against Bikram Choudhury Examined in Dark ESPN ’30 for 30’ Podcast

A year before the #MeToo era rocked Hollywood, ESPN podcast producer Julia Lowrie Henderson was investigating sexual assault and rape accusations that led to the downfall of yoga guru Bikram Choudhury.

Her research took her across America to India and Mexico, and resulted in ESPN’s dark and eye-opening “30 for 30” podcast series chronicling Bikram’s fall from grace.

The multiple accusations against Choudhury date back to 2013, and while they “made a big splash” then, they faded away from the media spotlight, Henderson said. “When #MeToo launched [in October 2017], there was a point when I kept expecting Bikram’s name to be brought back into that conversation and it just didn’t happen, which I found surprising but made it even more exciting that we were doing this series,” she told TheWrap.

Also Read: Morgan Freeman's Comments to CNN Reporter Chloe Melas Led to Her Report on Harassment Accusations

“There does seem
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What Happened to Natalee Holloway? Details on the Shocking Murder Case That Captivated America for 13 Years

It's the true crime case that dominated the press in 2005. Natalee Holloway, 18, disappeared while on vacation with her friends in Aruba, celebrating her high school graduation. In 2012, she was declared legally dead, though her body was never found. The Oxygen series The Disappearance of Natalee Holloway tackles many of the unanswered questions about the disturbing case that rocked the nation. What happened to Natalee Holloway? Who is her alleged killer? Did investigators ever find out how she died? In honor of Oxygen reairing the special this Saturday, let's dive into everything you need to know about the mysterious case. (Photo Credit: Facebook) Did Natalee Holloway die? The 18-year-old student was last seen leaving a bar in Aruba with Joran van Der Sloot. The now 30-year-old Dutch man was convicted of killing Stephany Flores Ramírez in Peru in 2010 and is currently serving 28 years in Prison in Peru for her murder. Though
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Morgan Freeman Apologizes for Making Women "Feel Uneasy" Following Sexual Assault Allegations

Actor Morgan Freeman has been accused of sexual assault. A production assistant alleged that in 2015, while working on the set of Going In Style, the now 80-year-old subjected her to unwanted touching and comments about her body on a regular basis. He would allegedly rub her lower back and even attempted to take a peek under her skirt. She claimed he "kept trying to lift up my skirt and asking if I was wearing underwear." However, this was not an isolated incident. A senior staff member for the 2012 film Now You See Me told CNN that Freeman sexually harassed her and her female assistant on multiple occasions. "He did comment on our bodies... We knew that if he was coming by not to wear any top that would show our breasts, not to wear anything that would show our bottoms, meaning not wearing clothes that [were] fitted," she said. A total
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James Caan Says We're in Strange Place Where Men Can't Hit on Women

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James Caan Says We're in Strange Place Where Men Can't Hit on Women
James Caan says society is in a strange place ... because it's nature's way that men and women are supposed to be attracted to each other. We got the movie legend Thursday night in WeHo leaving Craig's, when our photog asked about sexual misconduct allegations against Morgan Freeman.   Caan clearly supports Morgan, but then raised a larger issue.  He's suggesting that the rules of the road when it comes to men and women have changed, and
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Rose McGowan on Harvey Weinstein Arrest: ‘The World Could Use That Face Being Gone’

Rose McGowan on Harvey Weinstein Arrest: ‘The World Could Use That Face Being Gone’
Hours after disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein was arrested Friday morning, actress and Weinstein accuser Rose McGowan shared her reaction to seeing him in handcuffs.

“I don’t ever want to see him again,” she told Megyn Kelly on “Today.” “I think the world could use that face being gone.”

Weinstein was arrested in New York City on charges of rape, criminal sex act, sex abuse and sexual misconduct stemming from a months-long investigation by the NYPD into accusations by multiple women. Weinstein, 66, surrendered to authorities at Manhattan’s first precinct in Tribeca, just blocks away from the offices of his former film and TV empire, The Weinstein Company.

Also Read: Watch Handcuffed Harvey Weinstein Perp-Walked After Arrest (Video)

Kelly sat down with McGowan for the first half of her show Friday, where the #MeToo activist spoke about the arrest and her crusade to take down the man who she
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Larry King Calls Bs on Morgan Freeman Sexual Misconduct Allegations

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Larry King Calls Bs on Morgan Freeman Sexual Misconduct Allegations
Morgan Freeman's got one staunch supporter in the midst of sexual misconduct allegations ... Larry King says Morgan didn't do anything. We got Larry and his wife, Shawn, leaving Craig's in WeHo on Thursday night where they shared their views on several topics ... including Harvey Weinstein turning himself into NYPD and Stormy Daniels. That led to Larry saying Shawn doesn't like the #MeToo movement before taking it back. And then that unprompted Larry to say
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Harvey Weinstein Turns Himself In to NYPD, Gets Arrested on Rape Charges

He's turned himself in. Harvey Weinstein went to the New York police department the morning of Friday, May 25, and was subsequently arrested on charges that he raped one woman and forced another to perform oral sex on him, a source told CNN. The disgraced Hollywood mogul is expected to appear in court later today. The NYPD released a statement on Friday morning regarding the 66-year-old's scandal. "Today, at the NYPD’s 1st Precinct, Harvey Weinstein was arrested, processed, and charged with Rape, Criminal Sex Act, Sex Abuse and Sexual Misconduct for incidents involving two separate women. The NYPD thanks these brave survivors for their courage to come forward and seek justice. The arrest and ensuing charges are the result of a joint investigation between the NYPD and the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available." (Photo Credit: Splash) Harvey arrived at the scene swarmed
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Shocking: Morgan Freeman accused of sexual harassment! Issues apology

Popular Hollywood star Morgan Freeman was recently in the news after facing accusations of sexual harassment from several women. It was reported that the Shawshank Redemption actor had inappropriately behaved with various women who had worked with him in his career span.

Many of them had apparently complained that he would behave in ways which would make the women uncomfortable. According to reports, a senior member of the production team in the film Now You See Me had stated that he had sexually harassed her and her female assistant. It was said that he would make comments on their bodies. ...

Ashleigh Banfield Blasts Sherita Dixon-Cole Over Sexual-Assault Accusation Against Cop: ‘You’re Not Helping’

Ashleigh Banfield Blasts Sherita Dixon-Cole Over Sexual-Assault Accusation Against Cop: ‘You’re Not Helping’
The woman who accused a Texas state trooper of sexual assault could soon face criminal charges, after body cam video revealed no evidence of misconduct.

But before she deals with the legal system, Sherita Dixon-Cole was read the riot act by Ashleigh Banfield … on live national television.

“Dear Sherita,” Banfield said directly to the camera Thursday, reading from an open letter she wrote to Dixon-Cole, “you’re not helping.”

Also Read: Ashleigh Banfield Fires Back at Aziz Ansari Article Author Who Insulted Her Looks (Video)

“If you hadn’t noticed, the rest of the country is wrenching and turning and churning through a movement that, when resolved, may just yield a lot of sunshine and goodwill among men and women who are all just trying to get along,” Banfield continued. “Your false accusations of rape against that cop, your viral cry wolf, just brought a dark cloud to our national therapy session,
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Morgan Freeman Pulled From Visa Marketing After Harassment Allegations

Following the CNN report in which eight women accused Morgan Freeman of sexual harassment, Visa has decided to pull its marketing materials featuring the actor.

The company said in a statement to multiple outlets: “We are aware of the allegations that have been made against Mr. Freeman. At this point, Visa will be suspending our marketing in which the actor is featured.”

Vancouver public transit system TransLink has also revealed that it has halted using Freeman’s voice on its transit announcements. Vancouver’s transit authority had partnered with Visa on an ad campaign using Freeman’s voice.

“In light of information we’ve learned this morning of allegations regarding actor Morgan Freeman, TransLink has decided to pause his voice announcements as part of a Visa ad campaign on our transit system,” TransLink said. “We will be reaching out to Visa to discuss further.”

Vancouver native Seth Rogen offered his services via Twitter,
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Morgan Freeman’s Comments to CNN Reporter Chloe Melas Led to Her Report on Harassment Accusations

Reporters generally try to not to become involved in the stories they cover. But CNN said reporter Chloe Melas’ experience with Morgan Freeman led directly to her investigation into his behavior with women.

Melas said that during a junket for his 2017 film “Going in Style,” when she was six months pregnant, Freeman shook and held onto her hand, looking her up and down and saying variations of the words “I wish I was there.” Melas said Freeman also told her, “You are ripe.”

Melas and co-author An Phung broke the news Thursday that several woman have accused Freeman of harassment. He quickly apologized, saying it was “never my intent” for anyone to feel uncomfortable or disrespected.

Also Read: That Time Morgan Freeman Narrated a Hillary Clinton Campaign Ad (Video)

“Chloe’s exchange, part of which was captured on tape, made her wonder if Mr. Freeman’s comments were an isolated
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Rose McGowan Praises Reports of Harvey Weinstein’s Imminent Arrest: ‘Closer to Justice’

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Rose McGowan Praises Reports of Harvey Weinstein’s Imminent Arrest: ‘Closer to Justice’
On a very eventful day for the #MeToo movement, actress and activist Rose McGowan praised the news that Harvey Weinstein, whom she accuses of raping her 20 years ago, is expected to turn himself in to New York police.

“I, and so many of Harvey Weinstein’s survivors, had given up hope that our rapist would be held accountable by law,” McGowan wrote. “Twenty years ago, I swore that I would right this wrong. Today we are one step closer to justice.”

Also Read: Federal Investigation Against Harvey Weinstein Launched by Prosecutors (Report)

“We were young women who were assaulted by Weinstein and later terrorized by his vast network of complicity. I stand with my fellow survivors. May his arrest give hope to all victims and survivors everywhere that are telling their truths.”

McGowan has also commented on the CNN report that broke this morning on Morgan Freeman, as eight women
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Morgan Freeman Accused of Sexual Harassment by 8 Women

Morgan Freeman Accused of Sexual Harassment by 8 Women
80-year old Shawshank Redemption star Morgan Freeman has been accused of sexual harassment by eight different women with an additional eight people either corroborating the stories or talking about other incidences of inappropriate behavior by the actor that occurred with other women over the years. Freeman is accused of inappropriately touching women and making lewd comments in many incidents over the last 10 years. Women talk about not attending premieres and changing how they dressed if they were going to be around the 80-year old actor, who started the Revelations production company to give black men and women more choices for TV and movie roles, leading to strong female leads in Along Came a Spider and the CBS show Madam Secretary.

CNN started an investigation into Morgan Freeman after one of their reporters, Chloe Melas, was 6 months pregnant while interviewing the actor in 2012 at a press junket. She says he kept
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Morgan Freeman Hits on Female Reporter in Resurfaced Video: 'I Get to Look at You and Drool'

Morgan Freeman Hits on Female Reporter in Resurfaced Video: 'I Get to Look at You and Drool'
Evidence of Morgan Freeman’s alleged inappropriate behavior towards women has emerged in a resurfaced video.

Tyra Martin, an entertainment producer at Chicago’s Wgn-tv, said that she interviewed Freeman, 80, multiple times over the course of a decade and that he “always made sexually charged comments,” CNN reporter Chloe Melas told Hln Thursday.

“But there was one time that she felt truly crossed a line,” Melas continued. “That was when he asked her not to pull down her skirt as she stood up to leave the interview.”

While that alleged interaction was not caught on video, Hln obtained another interview between Martin and Freeman,
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Morgan Freeman Accused Of Sexual Harassment By Multiple Women

A new report has revealed that multiple women have come forward with accusations of sexual harassment and inappropriate comments against actor Morgan Freeman. In total, 16 people spoke to CNN, eight of whom said they were victims of harassment or what they called “inappropriate behavior” and eight of whom said they witnessed this alleged behavior. […]

Source: uInterview

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Harvey Weinstein Expected To Surrender Himself To Authorities In Connection With Sexual Misconduct Case

Today has been quite a day for alleged abusers and harassers in Hollywood. From the fallout of yesterday’s interview with the cast of “Arrested Development” to today’s news of multiple victims speaking out against Morgan Freeman (via CNN), the day’s news has been dominated by decidedly non-movie stories.

As a slight digression, for those that don’t know, Freeman has been accused of inappropriate touching and harassment of assistants on multiple film sets.
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Oscar Contenders From Cannes 2018, From Spike Lee to Hirokazu Kore-eda — IndieWire’s Movie Podcast

Oscar Contenders From Cannes 2018, From Spike Lee to Hirokazu Kore-eda — IndieWire’s Movie Podcast
This year’s Cannes Film Festival is over and receding into the history books, but many of its movies are poised to remain in the conversation for months to come. While pundits predicted that the 2018 edition of the festival wouldn’t produce many big Oscar contenders, there were a number of highlights with serious awards potential, from Spike Lee’s “BlacKkKlansman” to Palme d’Or winner “Shoplifters,” directed by Japan’s Hirokazu Kore-eda. Still, it’s hard to say how any of these movies will compete for attention as the dense fall season comes together.

…But that doesn’t mean we can’t take a stab at some predictions. In this week’s episode of Screen Talk, co-hosts Eric Kohn and Anne Thompson unpack the festival lineup to assess which movies got the biggest boost. They also discuss their reservations with “Solo: A Star Wars Story” and evaluate the new
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SAG-aftra ‘Reviewing’ Morgan Freeman’s Lifetime Achievement Award Following Misconduct Accusations

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SAG-AFTRA is “reviewing” the Lifetime Achievement Award that was given to Morgan Freeman earlier this year following sexual misconduct allegations made against the actor.

“These are compelling and devastating allegations which are absolutely contrary to all the steps that we are taking to insure a safe work environment for the professionals in this industry,” a SAG-aftra spokesperson told TheWrap on Thursday. “Any accused person has the right to due process, but it is our starting point to believe the courageous voices who come forward to report incidents of harassment.”

The statement concluded, “Given Mr. Freeman recently received one of our union’s most prestigious honors recognizing his body of work, we are therefore reviewing what corrective actions may be warranted at this time.”

Also Read: Morgan Freeman Apologizes Amid Sexual Misconduct Accusations

Earlier on Thursday, eight women told CNN that the actor made unwelcome remarks about their appearance or their clothing choices,
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Morgan Freeman: SAG Reviewing Possible “Corrective Actions” Against Its Lifetime Achievement Honoree

With sexual harassment allegations coming to light from multiple women against 80 year-old actor Morgan Freeman, the Screen Actors Guild is reviewing what actions, if any, it will take against the actor who they honored with their Lifetime Achievement Award in January of this year. The award is is SAG-AFTRA's highest honor. Here is the union’s statement: "These are compelling and devastating allegations which are absolutely contrary to all the steps that we are taking to…
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