• Coast Online - Love the Music

    Now Playing

    Love the Music - Coast Online

  • THE MOTELS - TOTAL CONTROL

    Previously Played

    TOTAL CONTROL - THE MOTELS

  • PAUL YOUNG - WHAT BECOMES OF THE BROKEN HEARTED

    Previously Played

    WHAT BECOMES OF THE BROKEN HEARTED - PAUL YOUNG

  • MICHAEL JACKSON - ROCK WITH YOU

    Previously Played

    ROCK WITH YOU - MICHAEL JACKSON

  • AMERICA - A HORSE WITH NO NAME

    Previously Played

    A HORSE WITH NO NAME - AMERICA

  • ICEHOUSE - CRAZY

    Previously Played

    CRAZY - ICEHOUSE

  • Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons - DECEMBER 1963 (Oh, What A Night)

    Previously Played

    DECEMBER 1963 (Oh, What A Night) - Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

  • SPANDAU BALLET - TRUE

    Previously Played

    TRUE - SPANDAU BALLET

  • QUEEN - BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY

    Previously Played

    BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY - QUEEN

  • ROBBIE WILLIAMS - BETTER MAN

    Previously Played

    BETTER MAN - ROBBIE WILLIAMS

  • MADONNA - LIKE A PRAYER

    Previously Played

    LIKE A PRAYER - MADONNA

  • PRINCE - 1999

    Previously Played

    1999 - PRINCE

  • ARETHA FRANKLIN - RESPECT

    Previously Played

    RESPECT - ARETHA FRANKLIN

  • PHIL COLLINS - I Wish It Would Rain Down

    Previously Played

    I Wish It Would Rain Down - PHIL COLLINS

  • BOYZONE - NO MATTER WHAT

    Previously Played

    NO MATTER WHAT - BOYZONE

  • EAGLES - HEARTACHE TONIGHT

    Previously Played

    HEARTACHE TONIGHT - EAGLES

  • BILLY JOEL - DON'T ASK ME WHY

    Previously Played

    DON'T ASK ME WHY - BILLY JOEL

  • PHOEBE SNOW - EVERY NIGHT

    Previously Played

    EVERY NIGHT - PHOEBE SNOW

  • JOHN FARNHAM - YOU'RE THE VOICE

    Previously Played

    YOU'RE THE VOICE - JOHN FARNHAM

  • CROSBY, STILLS AND NASH - JUST A SONG BEFORE I GO

    Previously Played

    JUST A SONG BEFORE I GO - CROSBY, STILLS AND NASH

  • JOHNNY NASH - I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW

    Previously Played

    I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW - JOHNNY NASH

Morgan apologises after accusations

Publish Date
Fri, 25 May 2018, 11:13AM
Photo: Getty Images
Photo: Getty Images

Morgan apologises after accusations

Publish Date
Fri, 25 May 2018, 11:13AM

Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman has apologised to anyone who may have felt "uncomfortable or disrespected" by his behaviour.

It comes after CNN reported that multiple women have accused the A-list actor of sexual harassment and inappropriate behaviour on movie sets and in other professional settings.

"Anyone who knows me or has worked with me knows I am not someone who would intentionally offend or knowingly make anyone feel uneasy," the actor, now 80, said to the Associated Press via his publicist, Stan Rosenfield.

"I apologise to anyone who felt uncomfortable or disrespected — that was never my intent."

The CNN report includes the account of a production assistant on the 2017 heist film Going In Style, who said the actor repeatedly tried to lift up her skirt, and asked if she was wearing underwear. She alleged that Freeman subjected her to unwanted touching and comments on a near-daily basis on the film.

Several women alleged that he made frequent comments about their bodies, or would stare at them in ways that made them feel uncomfortable. CNN spoke to 16 people about Freeman; eight said they had experienced harassment or inappropriate behaviour, and eight said they had witnessed such conduct.

Seven described harassment or inappropriate behaviour at Revelations Entertainment, a company he co-founded with Lori McCreary.

The CNN report also cited accounts by three entertainment reporters of inappropriate remarks they allege Freeman made at press junkets, including the report's co-author, Chloe Melas, who describes Freeman shaking her hand, "not letting go while repeatedly looking her up and down and saying more than once a variation of, 'I wish I was there'" — and also "you are ripe".

Freeman won the 2005 Oscar for best supporting actor for Million Dollar Baby.

He was nominated four other times, including for Driving Miss Daisy and The Shawshank Redemption, and is renowned for his prolific voiceover work.

This article was first published at nzherald.co.nz and was republished here with permisison.

Listen Live Here Listen Live on iHeartRadio