Suzanne Somers Defends Morgan Freeman as "Big Flirt," Hopes #MeToo Doesn't Stop "Seduction" in Hollywood
The 'Three's Company' star said she hoped there would be "nice medium" to the recent #MeToo movement exposing sexual harassment.
Suzanne Somers said Morgan Freeman is "a big flirt," defending the actor who has faced allegations of sexual harassment from multiple women.
In an interview on The Ingraham Angle on Fox News on Tuesday night, the Three's Company star spoke about her career, as well as how she left the show that made her name over a pay parity dispute with male co-star John Ritter.
Prompted by host Laura Ingraham, Somers then spoke about harassment in Hollywood, Harvey Weinstein and the #MeToo movement, which led her to talk about Freeman.
“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. 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, and he’ll like a lot of things.”
Somers said she hoped there would be "nice medium" to the recent #MeToo movement exposing sexual harassment and that the "seduction" and "flirting" that goes on Hollywood doesn't go away due to recent events.
“I hope the dance doesn’t stop. It’s seduction. It’s flirting. All those things are really fun. So I hope there’s a way we can find a nice medium with that.”
In May, eight women accused Freeman of sexual misconduct in a CNN report. The report outlined the actor's alleged inappropriate behavior, describing multiple troubling incidents throughout his career.
Freeman strongly denied the allegations. In a statement, Freeman said that he was "devastated" that "80 years of my life is at risk of being undermined, in the blink of an eye" by news reports of misconduct. "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," he added.