By Sam Reed
May 24, 2018 @ 11:30 am

Morgan Freeman has been accused of sexual harassment by multiple women, according to CNN.

The outlet reports that 8 women have come forward with allegations of sexual misconduct against the Oscar-winning actor; 8 other witnesses spoke with CNN about the alleged inappropriate behavior, which is purported to have taken place over the course of his long Hollywood career. 

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The allegations include repeated, unwanted, and inappropriate touching as well as unsolicited "comment on our bodies." A production assistant on the set of Freeman's 2017 comedy, Going In Style, says that the 80-year-old (then 78) "kept trying to lift up my skirt and asking if I was wearing underwear." She says that Freeman only stopped after co-star Alan Arkin "made a comment telling him to stop. Morgan got freaked out and didn't know what to say."

In a statement, Freeman 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 apologize to anyone who felt uncomfortable or disrespected — that was never my intent."

Freeman is one of a growing number of Hollywood's leading men who have been accused of inappropriate sexual misconduct on film sets since the Harvey Weinstein scandal first broke in October of 2017.