These Are The Two MAJOR Companies That Have Dropped Morgan Freeman Since Harassment Allegations
Morgan Freeman was accused of sexually harassing multiple women on Thursday, and the backlash from both sponsors and former fans has been considerable.
The allegations stem from a CNN expose, which accuses the world-famous actor of sexually harassing and groping at least eight women who had contact with him on set and in the entertainment industry. (RELATED: Morgan Freeman Accused Of Sexual Misconduct By Multiple Women. Here’s What We Know)
A spokesperson for Freeman has since apologized on the actor’s behalf, but that’s not stopping backlash from mounting against him at a breakneck pace. (RELATED: Morgan Freeman Responds To Horrific Allegations Of Sexual Misconduct)
In just about 24 hours, both Visa and Vancouver Transit have dropped Freeman as a partner.
“We are aware of the allegations that have been made against Mr. Freeman,” Visa said in a statement. “At this point, Visa will be suspending our marketing in which the actor is featured.”
And Vancouver Transit System, TransLink, which features Freeman’s voice on several recorded messages that remind passengers to be courteous, have been pulled from circulation.
“In light of information we’ve learned through news stories this morning of serious allegations against actor Morgan Freeman, TransLink has decided to pause his voice announcements as part of a VISA ad campaign on the transit system. We will be in touch with VISA to discuss further,” TransLink said in a statement.
Though these are the first two formal partnerships to drop Freeman, his union SAG-AFTRA is also reportedly considering taking “corrective actions” and revoking his Life Achievement Award.
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