Morgan Freeman has been accused of sexual harassment.

CNN released a damning expose detailing accusations from 16 people. Freeman allegedly harassed eight of them, while the others witnessed the behavior.

One of the victims was a production assistant on the set of Going in Style, a bank robbery comedy starring Freeman. The unnamed victim said the actor “kept trying to lift up my skirt and asking if I was wearing underwear." He only stopped his behavior when co-star Alan Arkin intervened.

One of the co-authors of the article, CNN entertainment reporter Chloe Melas, said the Shawshank Redemption star made inappropriate comments toward her during a press junket. Melas, who was six months pregnant at the time, said Freeman held her hand for an extended period of time and looked her over after a handshake. She said he said variations of "I wish I was there" multiple times and told her she was “ripe.”

The allegations come days after Vancouver's transit system TransLink announced the actor would be the 'voice' of its SkyTrain announcements. The plans have since been stalled according to The Vancouver Sun. 

Part of the incident was caught on camera, and since Warner Brothers, the company distributing the movie, and CNN are both owned by Time Warner, Melas went to HR. After giving her the runaround, HR decided the footage did not corroborate Melas’ story and told her she wouldn’t cover that movie.

Freeman’s other victims, including a production assistant, said they did not report him because they feared retaliation, so they tried to find ways to prevent the harassment.

“He did comment on our bodies… We knew that if he was coming by … not to wear any top that would show our breasts, not to wear anything that would show our bottoms, meaning not wearing clothes that [were] fitted," one alleged victim said.

The 80-year-old is also accused of making inappropriate comments about business partner Lori McCreary.

The accusations against Freeman differ from similar ones against other powerful men because he did it in front of witnesses or cameras.

Freeman issued a statement through his publicist saying "he never intended to make anyone feel uneasy and apologizes to anyone who felt uncomfortable or disrespected," according to the Associated Press.