Eight women have accused actor Morgan Freeman of inappropriate behavior and sexual harassment, reports CNN. People who worked with Freeman on film sets or during press tours said that the actor would ogle women, try and lift their skirts, engage in inappropriate touching, and make suggestive comments."He would be verbally inappropriate and it was just shocking," said one former employee of his production company. The women say they didn't report Freeman's behavior out of fear that it would negatively affect their careers. "Anyone who knows me or has worked with me knows I am not someone who would intentionally offend or knowingly make anyone feel uneasy," said Freeman. "I apologize to anyone who felt uncomfortable or disrespected — that was never my intent."

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