Morgan Freeman apologized again on Friday…but he also defended his actions, saying, “It is not right to equate horrific incidents of sexual assault with misplaced compliments or humor.”
He added, “I would often try to joke with and compliment women, in what I thought was a light-hearted and humorous way. Clearly I was not always coming across the way I intended.
“And that is why I apologized Thursday and will continue to apologize to anyone I might have upset, however unintentionally.
“But I also want to be clear: I did not create unsafe work environments. I did not assault women. I did not offer employment or advancement in exchange for sex. Any suggestion that I did so is completely false.”
He was smart enough to say that, “all victims of assault and harassment deserve to be heard, and we need to listen to them.”
But he added, “I am devastated that 80 years of my life is at risk of being undermined, in the blink of an eye, by Thursday’s media reports.” (E! Online)