TRANSLINK announced on Thursday that after learning “through news stories this morning of serious allegations against actor Morgan Freeman,” they have “decided to pause his voice announcements as part of a VISA ad campaign on the transit system.” They added: “We will be in touch with VISA to discuss further.”
CNN reported on Thursday that a number of women have accused the famous Hollywood actor of inappropriate behaviour and harassment.
The actor responded that he would not intentionally make anyone feel “uncomfortable or disrespected.”
According to Wikipedia: “Freeman won an Academy Award in 2005 for Best Supporting Actor with Million Dollar Baby (2004), and he has received Oscar nominations for his performances in Street Smart (1987), Driving Miss Daisy (1989), The Shawshank Redemption (1994) and Invictus (2009). He has also won a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award.
“Freeman has appeared in many other box office hits, including Glory (1989), Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991), Seven (1995), Deep Impact (1998), The Sum of All Fears (2002), Bruce Almighty (2003), The Dark Knight Trilogy (2005–2012), Wanted (2008), RED (2010), Now You See Me (2013), The Lego Movie (2014), and Lucy (2014). He rose to fame as part of the cast of the 1970s children’s program The Electric Company. Noted for his deep voice, Morgan has served as a narrator, commentator and has voiced-over numerous programs, series and shows. Morgan Freeman is ranked as the 4th highest box office star with over $4.316 billion total box office gross, an average of $74.4 million per film.”