October 12, 2019

Morgan Freeman Apologizes over Sexual Harassment Allegations

Rabat – One of the most highly respected actors in Hollywood is facing serious accusations.After being accused of sexual harassment and misconduct by eight different women, Morgan Freeman apologized on Thursday, May 24. He is the latest male star implicated for inappropriate behavior in the wake of the Weinstein affair.“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,” said Freeman in a statement. Among the dozens of people surveyed by CNN who worked with the 80-year-old comedian, eight said they had been harassed and eight others had witnessed inappropriate acts.According to CNN, a production assistant said that on the set of “Going in Style” (2015), the actor touched and caressed her lower back, also commenting on her figure or her outfit. He “kept trying to lift up my skirt and asking if I was wearing underwear,” she said.A member of the production team of another film, “Elusive” (2013) ,reported similar behavior, stating that the actor had harassed her and other assistants.The actor founded a production house, “Revelations Entertainment,” described by seven of the women interviewed by CNN as having a workplace environment of harassment.One of the accusations comes from a CNN journalist, Chloe Melas, co-author of the article denouncing his actions. She says she was subjected to inappropriate sexual comments at a press conference for the release of the movie “Going in Style,” when she was six months pregnant.Morgan Freeman has been nominated four times at the Oscars and won one for best supporting actor in 2005. His last nomination was in 2010 for his portrayal of Nelson Mandela in “Invictus,”, a collaboration with Clint Eastwood. read more

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October 8, 2019

Lankan Tamil refugee sets herself on fire

The woman poured kerosene on her body and set herself afire in the refugee camp in the late night hours. The sources said the woman had suffered nearly 40 per cent burns. A 31-year-old Sri Lankan Tamil refugee has set herself on fire at a refugee camp at Kottapattu in Tiruchi  in the late hours on Saturday. The woman J. Rohini is undergoing treatment at the Mahatma Gandhi Government Hospital in Tiruchi, The Hindu newspaper reported.Police sources said domestic tiff between the woman and her husband was said to have driven her to resort to the extreme step.

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