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A lawyer representing Morgan Freeman told CNN that the story about how the actor allegedly sexually harassed women is false and demanded a retraction.

In a 10-page letter to network president Jeff Zucker, his lawyer said the reporting was “the product of malicious intent, falsehoods, slight-of-hand, an absence of editorial control, and journalistic malpractice.”

“At a minimum, CNN immediately needs to issue a retraction and apologize to Mr. Freeman through the same channels, and with the same level of attention, that it used to unjustly attack him on May 24,” wrote attorney Robert M. Schwartz.

Freeman’s attorney also said that they have opened up their own investigation and found a number of problems with CNN’s story.

On May 24, CNN reported on eight women who accused Freeman of sexual misconduct.

Eight other individuals said they were witnesses to his improper behavior.

In his letter to CNN, Schwartz wrote:

“Of the three people CNN identified as being a ‘victim,’ the first, CNN’s own Chloe Melas, had no reasonable basis to have interpreted what Mr. Freeman said or did at the Going In Style interview last year as having been directed at her or as any form of harassment.

“The videotape confirms that his statement had nothing to do with her and was not harassing.

“And an independent third party, the Warner Bros. Human Resources Department, investigated her claim and concluded that it was not supported by the facts.

“The second person CNN identified, Tyra Martin, has gone on record twice since CNN published the article to state that CNN misrepresented what she said to CNN and that Mr. Freeman did not harass her.

“The third person CNN identified, Lori McCreary, told CNN that Mr. Freeman never harassed her. And as to CNN’s gratuitous sideswipe at Ms. McCreary herself, yet another independent party investigated the claim when CNN raised it, and found it to be meritless.

“Ms. Melas baited and prodded supposed ‘witnesses’ to say bad things about Mr. Freeman and tried to get them to confirm her bias against him.

“Thus, no reader of the article can have any confidence that any of the anonymous sources, which make up the balance of CNN’s article, can be relied upon at all.”

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Tony Taylor May 30, 2018
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They will continue to lie until some judge starts to believe them
SusanP May 30, 2018
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Sadly, the liberal left is using a very old "trick" to discredit all who disagree with them. If a man has the audacity to be conservative and outspoken, find some woman who will "claim sexual harassment" for a "price" and run with it. Everyone hears the accusation, but few will hear about it when the LIE is exposed for what it really is. CNN needs to be sued for defamation of character and/or libel every time they run a story that is NOT supported by cold, hard facts.
imthatguy May 30, 2018
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its funny how these people react when the fake news media turns on them and it isnt POTUS Trump , gun owners or some GOP politician they are attacking!
simple-touriste May 30, 2018
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"The videotape confirms that his statement had nothing to do with her and was not harassing." It does indeed. It's shocking that CNN, having all the evidence to determine that the alleged harassment never happened as described by the "victim", wouldn't do the right thing immediately. WITHOUT GIVING ENOUGH TIME FOR A LAWYER TO INTERVENE. You just retract your fake statement. You don't take weeks to examine evidence that's right on front of your eyes. Sexual harassment is a SERIOUS MATTER. The media shouldn't give air time to any claim of harassment without first checking with other witnesses of the event that the event happened as described. Well, unless CNN is running for another "fake news award"!!!!!!
Chris May 30, 2018
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Sue the daman CNN, the lying news. These Leftist thoughts they can do everything without any price. They control the media, cover up the truth, twist the fact, lead the public to the wrong way.
Kris May 30, 2018
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This is a terrible thing being done these days, that CNN can post made up slander against anyone and ruin their lives just to get ratings. That hideous Rachel Ryan from CNN also reported 2 days ago that Trump was running a child trafficking ring when the children in cages was really from Obama's presidency! There needs to be consequences for their lies they publish without merit! This has to stop.
Donna Lacey May 29, 2018
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If cnn is involved....I don’t believe any of it!!!!
paulette barrow May 29, 2018
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YEA BUT HE DID IT,GEEZ HE RAPES WOMAN WITH HIS EYES AND MOUTH
Stephen Russell May 29, 2018
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Hey Leftist lawyers thats how CNN plays, SUE CNN then OK
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