Translink’s New Voice Morgan Freeman Accused Of Sexual Misconduct With 8 Women

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TransLink is pulling its planned SkyTrain and bus announcements by Morgan Freeman after multiple women told CNN that the actor had sexually harassed them.

TransLink, the city's transportation agency, said it has "decided to pause his voice announcements" in light of the allegations against the actor. "We will be in touch with VISA to discuss further", reads the statement from TransLink.

Freeman, who has done voice-over work for the credit card company for years, was accused by eight women of harassment or inappropriate behavior.

Freeman's voice announcements were announced Tuesday by TransLink, and were supposed to help alert riders about the transit system's new tap credit card payments.

Some of the women worked on the sets of Freeman's films and spent their working hours being ogled by the actor and rebuffing comments about their bodies - even altering the way they dressed to be more conservative.

Freeman had recorded a series of announcements that were to be heard on parts of the TransLink system.

Freeman issued an apology after the CNN article was released Thursday, saying it was not his intention to make anyone uncomfortable through his actions.

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In the Friday evening statement the Dark Knight actor characterizes himself as "someone who feels a need to try to make women-and men-feel appreciated and at ease around me" and therefore attempted to make lighthearted jokes that did not telegraph as intended.

Visa has suspended its marketing campaign featuring Freeman.

"You got a dress halfway between your knee and your hips, and you sit down right across from me and you cross your legs", Freeman later added.

The partnership might seem like a surprise, but Freeman has always been a spokesperson for Visa, which is one of the only credit cards accepted by TransLink, along with Mastercard.

The report also cited accounts by three entertainment reporters of inappropriate remarks they allege Freeman made at press junkets. Other Canadian stars are stepping up to offer their voices, including Vancouver-born actor Seth Rogen. In addition, SAG-Aftra is now reviewing these claims too, as Freeman is the union's choice for their upcoming Lifetime Achievement Award this upcoming January.

CNN says Freeman's spokesperson did not respond to several requests for comment.

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