Morgan Freeman has apologized to "anyone who felt uncomfortable or disrespected," after multiple women accused him of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior both on the set and in the offices of his production company.
Eight women came forward to allege misconduct by the 80-year-old Oscar winner in a report by CNN. In all, CNN said it spoke to 16 people -- eight witnesses and eight victims.
In a statement from his rep, Freeman told ABC News, "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."
One of the alleged victims, a unnamed production assistant on the set of Freeman's 2015 film "Going in Style," told CNN that Freeman repeatedly touched her without her permission, resting his hand on her lower back or rubbing her lower back. She said he also made comments about her figure and clothing.
She told CNN that Freeman "kept trying to lift up my skirt and asking if I was wearing underwear." After several unsuccessful attempts, she said Freeman's co-star Alan Arkin eventually told him to stop. "Morgan got freaked out and didn't know what to say," she said.
Another woman, a senior member of the production staff of his 2012 film "Now You See Me," told CNN, "He did comment on our bodies ... We knew that if he was coming by ... not to wear any top that would show our breasts, not to wear anything that would show our bottoms, meaning not wearing clothes that [were] fitted."