At least two organizations have decided to dismiss Morgan Freeman after eight women who have accused him of inappropriate behavior and sexual harassment.
Women who previously worked with the Oscar-winning actor told CNN that he had repeatedly commented on their bodies or theirs (19659002) In response to the allegations, Visa announced it would suspend him from his marketing campaign have.
"We are aware of the allegations made against Mr. Freeman, at which point Visa will suspend our marketing showcasing the actor," Visa said in a statement.
TransLink, Vancouver's public transit system, also decided not to use Freeman's voice as part of an advertising campaign to advertise Visa credit card and mobile payments in bus and sky train operations
"Given the information, Having received the allegations regarding actor Morgan Freeman, TransLink has decided to suspend its voice announcements as part of a Visa advertising campaign on our shipping system, "the shipping system said. "We will contact Visa to have further discussions."
"Anyone who knows me or works with me knows that it's not me. Someone who deliberately offends someone or makes them knowingly uneasy, apologize to anyone who felt uncomfortable or disrespectful – that was never my intention. "
A production assistant working on the 2015 movie" Going in Style "said Morgan made numerous comments about her body, she repeatedly asked whether she was wearing underwear and trying to lift her skirt. Another worker on the set said women wore loose-fitting clothes to avoid Freeman's attention. Entertainment Tonight released footage of two on-air interviews with Freeman on Thursday night, which also revealed his attitude towards women. During an interview for the 2016 London Has Fallen movie, Freeman asked a young reporter, "My God, are you married, messing around with other guys? I'm just asking."  In 2015, he told author Janet Mock: "You have a dress halfway between your knee and your hips, and you sit directly opposite me and you cross your legs."
Mock, who was a special correspondent for the interview, said Freeman's treatment of It is an "exhibition of informal nature in which men in positions of power believe that everything belongs to them, including the female body."
Freeman's Union, SAG-AFTRA, is considering what to do with Freeman's Life Achievement Award. The award is given to actors who represent the "best ideals of the acting profession," CNN reported.
"These are compelling and devastating claims that are absolutely at odds with all the steps we take to ensure a safe working environment," the union said in a statement. "Every accused person has the right to a due process, but it's our starting point to believe the brave voices that come forward to report harassment … we're reviewing what corrective action can be justified at this point."