Suzanne Somers defended Morgan Freeman on “The Ingraham Angle” Tuesday night, calling the actor a “big flirt” and said also hoped that there would be a “nice medium” for the #MeToo movement.
“Is everyone afraid to hug each other now?,” host Laura Ingraham asked Somers of #MeToo.
Somers responded by saying that she understood the accusations against Harvey Weinstein and Bill Cosby, and offered her defense of 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,” Somers said. “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.”
“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,” she added.
The “Three’s Company” star also spoke about her pay discrepancy dispute with former male co-star John Ritter which was the reason why she eventually left the sitcom.
In May, Freeman was accused of sexual misconduct by eight women, including allegations of “unwanted touching” and harassment, in a report published by CNN. Additionally, eight other people said they witnessed inappropriate behavior by Freeman on film sets while promoting his movies and also at his production company, Revelations Entertainment.
In a statement to TheWrap, Freeman said, “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.”