[Blind Gossip] When someone wears something unconventional to an awards show, it’s usually to draw attention towards their body.
This actor wore something unconventional to draw attention away from a body part.
He’s getting new hair a little at a time. It’s still a bit bloody and crusty. It could not be covered up with any kind of hairpiece without looking dumb, so he opted for the hat. It actually will be healed up in a week or so. He’ll be fine by the Oscars.
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[Optional] What would you have done if you were him?
Actor: Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman wore a weirdly inappropriate baseball hat to the SAG Awards earlier this year where he was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
He wore the hat because he’s getting some new hair.
However, Morgan Freeman has bigger problems right now than his hairline.
That Lifetime Achievement Award he received just might get taken away from him.
Why? Because more than a half dozen women are now accusing Morgan Freeman of sexual harassment!
Women accuse Morgan Freeman of inappropriate behavior, harassment
A young production assistant thought she had landed the job of her dreams when, in the summer of 2015, she started work on “Going In Style,” a bank heist comedy starring Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin.
But the job quickly devolved into several months of harassment, she told CNN. She alleges that Freeman subjected her to unwanted touching and comments about her figure and clothing on a near-daily basis. Freeman would rest his hand on her lower back or rub her lower back, she said.
In one incident, she said, Freeman “kept trying to lift up my skirt and asking if I was wearing underwear.” He never successfully lifted her skirt, she said — he would touch it and try to lift it, she would move away, and then he’d try again. Eventually, she said, “Alan [Arkin] made a comment telling him to stop. Morgan got freaked out and didn’t know what to say.”
Freeman’s alleged inappropriate behavior was not limited to that one movie set, according to other sources who spoke to CNN. A woman who was a senior member of the production staff of the movie “Now You See Me” in 2012 told CNN that Freeman sexually harassed her and her female assistant on numerous occasions by making comments about their bodies.
In all, 16 people spoke to CNN about Freeman as part of this investigation, eight of whom said they were victims of what some called harassment and others called inappropriate behavior by Freeman. Eight said they witnessed Freeman’s alleged conduct. These 16 people together described a pattern of inappropriate behavior by Freeman on set, while promoting his movies and at his production company Revelations Entertainment.
But each of them said they didn’t report Freeman’s behavior, with most saying it was because they feared for their jobs. Instead, some of the women — both on movie sets and at Revelations — said, they came up with ways to combat the alleged harassment on their own, such as by changing the way they dressed when they knew he would be around.
[Several] times during this investigation, when a CNN reporter contacted a person who had worked with Freeman to try to ask them if they had seen or been subjected to inappropriate behavior by an actor they had worked with — not initially even naming the actor they were asking about — the person would immediately tell them they knew exactly who the reporter had in mind: Morgan Freeman. Some of those people were sources for this investigation while others declined to comment further or did not want what they said used in this story.
The pattern of behavior described by those who spoke with CNN shows another example of the systematic problems that exist in the entertainment industry. The allegations against Freeman are not about things that happened in private; they are about things that allegedly happened in public, in front of witnesses — even in front of cameras.
Of course, Freeman says he’s sorry, he didn’t mean it, blah blah blah.
It’s interesting (and disturbing) to us how many media outlets are running Freeman’s APOLOGY as a bigger or more prominent story rather than initial ALLEGATIONS by the sixteen women or witnesses. It’s almost as if they are more concerned about covering for the big male star rather then giving voice to the women who worked as his subordinates.
In an interesting twist, one of the women who was subjected to his inappropriate comments, Chloe Melas, happens to work for CNN and was the co-author of the article. Melas was doing an interview with Freeman while she was six months pregnant, and Freeman made some gross remarks about wishing he was there when she got pregnant and commenting on her body and how “ripe” she looked. Ugh.
Maybe his actions aren’t criminal enough for a stint in Shawshank, but they are still inappropriate and completely unprofessional.
You can read the entire CNN piece here.
Anyway, congrats to Lindylou for having the first correct guess for the original hairy blind item!
Below is a pic of the balding issue that Morgan Freeman is trying to fix. He’ll have more hair the next time you see him. Fewer fans and fewer jobs and fewer awards… but more hair!