Entertainment Morgan Freeman is back at work on set as his battle with CNN over sexual harassment claims heats up

02:31  03 june  2018
02:31  03 june  2018 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Morgan Freeman hits back at CNN and demands the network apologize and retract its story accusing him of multiple instances of sexual harassment .

Morgan Freeman is back at work on set as his battle with CNN over sexual harassment claims heats up . Morgan Freeman was spotted back at work in Savannah

a man driving a car: Back at work: Morgan Freeman was spotted back at work in Savannah, Georgia on Friday© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Back at work: Morgan Freeman was spotted back at work in Savannah, Georgia on Friday

Morgan Freeman was spotted back at work in Savannah, Georgia on Friday.

The 81-year-old actor celebrated his birthday by filming scenes for his new movie The Poison Rose with co-stars John Travolta and Famke Janssen.

The outing comes amid his ongoing legal battle with CNN over its report that he sexually harassed or was inappropriate towards women.

The Oscar winner could be seen exiting a car in a dark navy pin striped suit and was later spotted in a tan colored suit.

The movie's cast includes Peter Stormare of Fargo fame, All Eyez On Me actress Kat Graham and John's very own daughter Ella Bleu.

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PICTURED: Morgan Freeman on set as fight against CNN over sexual harassment claims heats up dailymail (2 days ago) - The actor was seen Morgan Freeman was back at work in Savannah on Friday. The outing comes amid his battle with CNN over its report that he sexually harassed or was

Back at work : Morgan Freeman was spotted back at work in Savannah, Georgia on Friday. Controversy: The 81-year-old actor’s outing comes amid his on going legal battle with CNN over its report that he sexually harassed or was inappropriate towards women continues.

Meanwhile, the most physical of the allegations in the original CNN report was one from an unnamed production assistant who described Freeman lifting up her skirt repeatedly on the set of Going In Style in 2015.

Morgan Freeman apologises in wake of harassment accusations

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Morgan Freeman was back at work in Savannah on Friday. The outing comes amid his battle with CNN over its report that he sexually harassed or was PICTURED: Morgan Freeman on set as fight against CNN over sexual harassment claims heats up dailymail (3 days ago) - The actor was seen.

Morgan Freeman is back at work on set as his battle with CNN heats up . Published: 16:30 EDT, 2 June 2018 | Updated: 16:30 EDT, 2 June 2018 Morgan Freeman

The latest development in the week-long back-and-forth is a legal letter written by CNN's lawyers standing by its report.

a man wearing a suit and tie: Controversy: The 81-year-old actor's outing comes amid his on going legal battle with CNN over its report that he sexually harassed or was inappropriate towards women continues.© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Controversy: The 81-year-old actor's outing comes amid his on going legal battle with CNN over its report that he sexually harassed or was inappropriate towards women continues.

It knocks back his claims to have debunked their allegations and points to other indicators of 'proof' that they were accurate which were not included in the article when it was published but have since emerged.

In response, Freeman's lawyer Robert Schwartz said it was 'saber-rattling and lacking in substance'.

On the day of CNN's publication, Freeman issued an apology saying he had never intentionally disrespected anyone he had worked with but took seriously the issue of women being harassed in the workplace.

He then issued a second statement, after being dropped by sponsors including Visa, where he said he was 'devastated' that 80 years of his life and work were now uncertain.

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Morgan Freeman was back at work in Savannah on Friday. The outing comes amid his battle with CNN over its report that he sexually harassed or was PICTURED: Morgan Freeman on set as fight against CNN over sexual harassment claims heats up dailymail (3 days ago) - The actor was seen.

The outing comes amid his battle with CNN over its report that he sexually harassed or was inappropriate towards women. Back at work : Morgan Freeman was spotted back at work in Savannah, Georgia on Friday.

a close up of a sign: CNN reporter Chloe Melas was one of two journalists who wrote the piece about Freeman which appeared online a week ago. She claims that in 2017, he was sexually inappropriate to her at a press junket while she was six months pregnant (shown above)© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited CNN reporter Chloe Melas was one of two journalists who wrote the piece about Freeman which appeared online a week ago. She claims that in 2017, he was sexually inappropriate to her at a press junket while she was six months pregnant (shown above)

Later came a letter from his attorneys which demanded a retraction from CNN and pointed to footage of one of the remarks Melas claimed was inappropriate which they said says vindicates the actor.

He has threatened to sue the network if it does not withdraw the report which he claims it defamed him and the co-founder of his production company, Revelations Entertainment, Lori McReary, who was described as a victim, witness and perpetrator of misconduct.

Despite Freeman's comments and a wave of criticism from fans who have accused the network of going 'too far' in its pursuit of #MeToo villains, CNN is standing by the report.

On Thursday morning, CNN issued a sternly worded legal letter of its own to the legendary actor.

In a final note, CNN suggests that the lawyer who wrote Freeman's letter overlooked a major conflict of interest in the fact that his firm represents CNN in ongoing intellectual property cases.

a close up of text on a black background: On Thursday, CNN hit back with a sternly worded letter of its own which stood by its story© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited On Thursday, CNN hit back with a sternly worded letter of its own which stood by its story

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