Suzanne Somers Defends ‘Big Flirt’ Morgan Freeman Following Sexual Harassment Allegations

Suzanne Somers.

While appearing on Fox’s The Ingraham Angle Tuesday evening, actress Suzanne Somers went to bat for friend Morgan Freeman, defending him as a “big flirt” following accusations of sexual harassment made against him by eight women. “Well, this probably won’t be real popular, but I think that women … I totally understand the Weinstein and Bill Cosby, that’s like, of course,” she explained. “But you know, like Morgan Freeman’s a big flirt. I know him really well. He sees you and he’ll like your dress and he’ll like your hair. He’ll like a lot of things.” Somers also expressed her concerns with the potential overreach of Hollywood’s #MeToo movement, which she sees evidence of in accusations against Freeman. “I hope the dance doesn’t stop. It’s seduction. It’s flirting,” she said. “All those things are really fun. So I hope there’s a way we can find a nice medium with that.”

In late May, a CNN investigation unearthed multiple accusations of on-set sexual harassment against Morgan Freeman, including alleged lewd comments and unwanted touching. The actor subsequently apologized for his behavior, but denied creating an “unsafe work environment.” “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,” Freeman said in a statement at the time. “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.”

Suzanne Somers Defends ‘Big Flirt’ Morgan Freeman