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Old 05-29-2018, 12:41 PM  
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Freeman Demands CNN Retraction

Morgan Freeman Goes On Defensive Against CNN, Demands Retraction, Apology About Sexual Harassment, Misconduct

Hollywood lawyer Robert Schwartz has sent a ten page letter to CNN’s Jeff Zucker demanding a retraction and apology for the network’s story about Oscar winner Morgan Freeman regarding sexual misconduct and harassment.

The story was CNN’s Chloe Melas and comes on the heels of the #MeToo movement and accusations against powerful men in Hollywood.

Schwartz’s letter questions Melas’s reporting.

The lawyer’s letter says:…
“at just this early stage, our review confirms that:
• 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.
Based on those facts, and the additional information presented below, it is clear that CNN has defamed Mr. Freeman. CNN has inflicted serious injury on his reputation and career. 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. CNN also needs to retract the portions of the story that concern Lori McCreary and apologize to her for defaming and injuring her.”

http://www.showbiz411.com/2018/05/29...ent-misconduct
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Old 05-29-2018, 12:42 PM   #2
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CNN has really become the smelliest pile of shit out of the "news" networks
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So, if they were polling better than Trump and the primary goal was to prevent Hillary from becoming POTUS, perhaps it would have been a better strategic decision to nominate someone who actually had a chance of beating her and preventing that than nominating Donald Trump.
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Old 05-29-2018, 12:44 PM   #3
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Take 'em down, Mr. Freeman.
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Old 05-29-2018, 12:54 PM   #4
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I like Freeman...I hope he is vindicated ..**** CNN
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Old 05-29-2018, 01:18 PM   #5
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I hope he sues the **** out of them.

You know, that whole goose/gander thing and Alex Jones. If we’re going to go after media, go after all of it. At least in this case, Mr. Freeman can show actual damages.
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Old 05-29-2018, 01:26 PM   #6
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Didn’t Freeman issue some sort of apology the day the story came out?
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Old 05-29-2018, 01:29 PM   #7
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Didn’t Freeman issue some sort of apology the day the story came out?
(Reuters) - Actor Morgan Freeman said on Friday any suggestion he assaulted women or created an unsafe workplace is false and apologized to anyone he may have upset after media reported that women have accused him of inappropriate behavior or harassment.
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So, if they were polling better than Trump and the primary goal was to prevent Hillary from becoming POTUS, perhaps it would have been a better strategic decision to nominate someone who actually had a chance of beating her and preventing that than nominating Donald Trump.
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Old 05-29-2018, 01:30 PM   #8
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Didn’t Freeman issue some sort of apology the day the story came out?
“But I also want to be clear: I did not create unsafe work environments. I did not assault women. I did not offer employment or advancement in exchange for sex. Any suggestion that I did so is completely false,” he added.

“Clearly I was not always coming across the way I intended. And that is why I apologized Thursday and will continue to apologize to anyone I might have upset, however unintentionally,” he said.

Reuters was unable to independently confirm any of the allegations.
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So, if they were polling better than Trump and the primary goal was to prevent Hillary from becoming POTUS, perhaps it would have been a better strategic decision to nominate someone who actually had a chance of beating her and preventing that than nominating Donald Trump.
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Old 05-29-2018, 01:50 PM   #9
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(Reuters) - Actor Morgan Freeman said on Friday any suggestion he assaulted women or created an unsafe workplace is false and apologized to anyone he may have upset after media reported that women have accused him of inappropriate behavior or harassment.
Any apology sounds like acknowledgement of at least being inappropriate. If CNN publishes a story about you and it’s pure bullshit, would any part of your response include apologizing to people you “may have upset”?
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Old 05-29-2018, 01:52 PM   #10
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Any apology sounds like acknowledgement of at least being inappropriate. If CNN publishes a story about you and it’s pure bullshit, would any part of your response include apologizing to people you “may have upset”?
Try reading what he said. Yes, sometimes people apologize for hurting the feelings of others even when they've said/done nothing wrong. It's a mistake to do so in this day and age, pretty much precisely because of the sentiments expressed in your post.
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Old 05-29-2018, 02:17 PM   #11
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This is one of those rare occasions where I agree with Pete.

It sounds like CNN did a hatchet job on Morgan Freeman. He should sue their asses off.
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Old 05-29-2018, 02:23 PM   #12
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Any apology sounds like acknowledgement of at least being inappropriate. If CNN publishes a story about you and it’s pure bullshit, would any part of your response include apologizing to people you “may have upset”?
Read slower....
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So, if they were polling better than Trump and the primary goal was to prevent Hillary from becoming POTUS, perhaps it would have been a better strategic decision to nominate someone who actually had a chance of beating her and preventing that than nominating Donald Trump.
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Old 05-29-2018, 02:31 PM   #13
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Morgan won't be the "black man" CNN wants so let's go after him...

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So, if they were polling better than Trump and the primary goal was to prevent Hillary from becoming POTUS, perhaps it would have been a better strategic decision to nominate someone who actually had a chance of beating her and preventing that than nominating Donald Trump.
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Old 05-29-2018, 02:36 PM   #14
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Morgan won't be the "black man" CNN wants so let's go after him...

Damn Pete, I make a post saying that I agree with you, and then you immediately go full retard.

Again.
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Old 05-29-2018, 02:36 PM   #15
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Read slower....
Tried that. Didn’t alter the meaning.
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