Morgan Freeman dropped by sponsors after sexual harassment allegations

Morgan Freeman.
Morgan Freeman. Photo credit: Newshub.

Visa and Vancouver transit system are just some of the companies that have dropped Morgan Freeman as a spokesperson this week after sexual harassment allegations against the actor.

The A-list actor had been working with Visa credit cards for years, with his well-known voice as the star in its adverts, but his voiceover work has been put on hold.

TransLink Vancouver, the public transit system, has also paused its work with him.

"In light of information we've learned this morning of allegations regarding actor Morgan Freeman, TransLink has decided to pause his voice announcements as part of a Visa ad campaign on our transit system," it says in a statement.

Freeman has been accused of sexual harassment by eight different women.

 

In a statement this week he said he never intended to disrespect them.

"Anyone who knows me or has worked with me knows I am not someone who would intentionally offend of knowingly make anyone feel uneasy. I apologise to anyone who felt uncomfortable or disrespected - that was never my intent."

Newshub.