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

16:30  03 june  2018
16:30  03 june  2018 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

Morgan Freeman accused of inappropriate behavior by 8 women

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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.

Morgan Freeman is pictured on the set of The Poisoned Rose in Savannah, Georgia, on Thursday amid his ongoing row with CNN over disputed claims he sexually harassed or was inappropriate to eight different women.

Morgan Freeman © AP Morgan Freeman

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.   

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

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. 

Morgan Freeman apologises in wake of harassment accusations

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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 making his way around the set of The Poison Rose in Savannah, Georgia, between scenes with co-stars John Travolta and Famke Janssen on Thursday .

Moreover, the actor has been already up protesting against all the claims . As per the reports by NYTimes, Morgan 's lawyer has demanded a retraction from CNN over sexual harassment claims . In a 10-page letter sent to CNN on Tuesday

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.

Related: CNN Not Backing Down From Morgan Freeman Story (Provided by: Wochit Entertainment)

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. 

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

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Morgan Freeman 's lawyer demanded Tuesday that CNN retract a story accusing the 80-year-old movie star of multiple cases of sexual harassment . "We presented CNN with objective evidence, including videotapes and on-the-record denials by the claimed 'victims

Morgan Freeman ’s lawyer demanded Tuesday that CNN retract a story accusing the 80-year-old movie star of multiple cases of sexual harassment . “We presented CNN with objective evidence, including videotapes and on-the-record denials by the claimed ‘victims

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'.   

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)

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. 

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Older News . PICTURED: Morgan Freeman on set as fight against CNN over sexual harassment claims heats up dailymail (Yesterday) - The actor was seen making his way around the set of The Poison Rose in Savannah, Georgia, between scenes with

News network CNN has fired back at Actor Morgan Freeman and stood by its report alleging that he was guilty of harassment and inappropriate behaviour towards women in the workplace. On Tuesday, his lawyers demanded CNN retract the claims and hinted at legal action.

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. 

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. 

In Pictures: Morgan Freeman through the years (Provided by: USA TODAY)

a man wearing a suit and tie: Oscar-winning Morgan Freeman, veteran film and theater actor, was born in Memphis on June 1, 1937. He's known for his rich baritone voice and his character roles with gravitas. Morgan Freeman through the years

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

CNN rejects Morgan Freeman retraction demand; says lawyer didn't disprove harassment story .
"Much, if not all of CNN's report remains unchallenged by you," CNN attorney David Vigilante, who says Morgan Freeman's lawyer Robert M. Schwartz failed to identify which parts of the story were false.Morgan Freeman's attorney is not getting the retraction he demanded from CNN Tuesday — at least not anytime soon. Last week, the cable news network reported that eight women had accused the Oscar-winning actor of sexual misconduct.

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