Morgan Freeman has issued a moment proclamation, reacting to charges he sexually bugged various ladies, this time saying the occurrences were "misplaced compliments or humor" and not rape ... furthermore, now one of the ladies is getting out CNN for unjustifiably proposing she's a casualty.
Freeman says, "I am devastated that 80 years of my life is at risk of being undermined, in the blink of an eye." He goes on ... "It is not right to equate horrific incidents of sexual assault with misplaced compliments or humor."
Freeman apologizes, saying he will "continue to apologize to anyone I might have upset, however unintentionally."
A lady specified in the CNN story - Tyra Martin, connected with TMZ and stated, "Hey, still getting a lot of nasty messages from people who think I AM one of the accusers. I'm not, never was. CNN totally misrepresented the video and took my remarks out of context." The episode included a meeting Martin did with Freeman, where she related, "When I stood up, I pulled my skirt part of my dress down and he did say, 'Oh, don't pull it down now.'"