I am devastated: Morgan Freeman strenuously refutes assault allegations but apologizes for 'misplaced compliments'

Altogether, 16 people are believed to have spoken to CNN about the harassment and at least eight claim to have personally experienced sexual misconduct.


                            I am devastated: Morgan Freeman strenuously refutes assault allegations but apologizes for 'misplaced compliments'
Morgan Freeman (Source:Getty Images)

After being accused of sexually inappropriate behavior and misconduct at the workplace, Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman has attempted to clarify his part of the story with a second official statement, refuting any allegation of "assault" or exchange of sexual favors in the process. 

In the wordy and more detailed second statement, received by Meaww through his publicist, though, the actor further went to suggest that his light-hearted and humorous demeanor was misread and that it won't be right to equate "horrific" assault incidents with "misplaced compliments".