By Savannah Smith   |  05-28-2018   Entertainment
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Veteran actor Morgan Freeman is being made to feel the repercussions of the sexual harassment allegations hurled against him.

First, his major sponsors like Visa and Vancouver-based TransLink have started to cut their ties with him by suspending advertisements that featured him or used him for the voice-overs.

Freeman also voiced for Hillary Clinton’s losing presidential bid in 2016.

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Now comes the news that the huge honor of a Life Achievement Award bestowed on Freeman by his peers from the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) is also under threat of being revoked due to the sexual harassment allegations scandal involving the once highly-respected actor.

A representative from SAG tells the entertainment site TMZ: “These are compelling and devastating allegations which are absolutely contrary to all the steps that we are taking to ensure a safe work environment for the professionals in this industry.”

This even as SAG acknowledges that Freeman has the right to due process, but simply that “it’s our starting point to believe the courageous voices who come forward to report incidents of harassment.”

8 women came forward to say they were victims of sexual misconduct by Freeman on several movie sets, and at media events connected to his movies.

The veteran actor was awarded the prestigious SAG’s Life Achievement Award in January. SAG says it is reviewing what “corrective actions” might be appropriate.

Freeman who played no less than God in “Bruce Almighty” and “Evan Almighty” while previously apologizing to the women if they ever felt “uncomfortable” or “disrespected” has come out with a new statement to say that the incidents of alleged sexual misconduct were “’misplaced compliments or humor” and not sexual assault.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Morgan Freeman Says Conduct Was Misplaced Humor, Not Sexual Assault <a href="https://t.co/9IdZKKdcQU">https://t.co/9IdZKKdcQU</a></p>&mdash; TMZ (@TMZ) <a href="https://twitter.com/TMZ/status/1000829045452525568?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 27, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Freeman says: “I am devastated that 80 years of my life is at risk of being undermined, in the blink of an eye.”

He added: “It is not right to equate horrific incidents of sexual assault with misplaced compliments or humor.”

Still Freeman added: “I will continue to apologize to anyone I might have upset, however unintentionally.”

Source:

https://twitter.com/TMZ/status/1000862981658501123

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Anonymous No. 27316 1527495289

Not speaking to, or of this particular incident or the "claims" against Mr. Freeman.

But to the general overall situation of high profile Sexual Abuse Allegations for ads and click revenues.

As of lately all a $$$$ grubber, "Fading career has been", and/or Anti-Man Feminist need do today is cry "Victim hood of the #METOO wolf". Then the TV, Media Offers come rolling in and the person is making appearances 6 days a week and 3 times on Sunday. Eventually raking in a few million or so $$$$, all while ruining a person for temporary or renewed celebrity status.

What happened to the need for evidence, proof and Signed Sworn Witnesses Statements, BEFORE allegations were exposed and published?

It seems our media and Internet have all joined a mad dash to a 24/7/365 deadline of one-ups-manship. With

facts and accuracy to be taken care of in a seldom read retraction or update, AFTER the damages have been done.

emerald No. 27317 1527495586

it's not right to avoid the truth , it finds everyone , faith is strong of that . at least he could act in some scenes. but do anyone really know the person that becomes an actor ., some actors/actresses have expressed that . thanks Mr. F for not being the voice on the bus routes.

Anonymous No. 27326 1527501365

He was a Clinton apologist!

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