Vancouver rescinded on their plans in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations.
This past week, CNN published a story where eight women accused Morgan Freeman of sexual misconduct. The accusations varied from inappropriate comments in the workplace, to flirting and touching. Freeman has since come out to apologize, stating, "Anyone who knows me or has worked with me knows I am not someone who would intentionally offend or knowingly make anyone feel uneasy. I apologize to anyone who felt uncomfortable or disrespected — that was never my intent." He maintains that he never purposefully meant to cause any discontent, and that any claims of him being sexually abusive are false.
In a second apology, Freeman wrote. "I am devastated that 80 years of my life is at risk of being undermined, in the blink of an eye, by Thursday’s media reports. All victims of assault and harassment deserve to be heard. And we need to listen to them. But it is not right to equate horrific incidents of sexual assault with misplaced compliments or humor." While the legendary actor is battling the allegations, his legacy is already being taken apart.
Freeman signed on to do the voice announcements for Vancouver's public transportation, but that plan has now been axed. According to Vulture, Metro Vancouver’s transit authority has canceled the promotional event because of the sexual misconduct allegations.