On Thursday night, legendary actor James Caan was asked about the shocking allegations of sexual harassment made against fellow superstar Morgan Freeman by a total of eight women. Caan seemed to back Freeman, calling him a “good guy” and remarking on the new “strange” standards of society pertaining to male and female relations.
“He’s a good guy,” Caan told a TMZ reporter when asked about the allegations.
The reporter then asked Caan what his thoughts were on Freeman already losing endorsement deals over mere allegations.
“We’re becoming a very strange place,” replied the Godfather actor. “Ya know, I think that’s why God made men and women, so they can be attracted to each other.”
A CNN report published on Thursday morning detailed accusations of sexual misconduct from eight women. The allegations included Freeman making comments about women’s clothing and appearance to the actor allegedly trying to lift a woman’s skirt.
Freeman has since responded to the allegations with an apology for any actions or remarks that unintentionally made someone feel uncomfortable.
In the era of #MeToo, disturbing sexual misconduct has been uncovered by those in power, including Hollywood bigwig producer Harvey Weinstein and now-resigned NYS Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. But the harmful excesses of the movement have also become apparent. For instance, comedian and TV star Aziz Ansari essentially became the victim of verbal revenge porn after a young lady regretted engaging in sexual acts with the star. The published account from the woman was framed as a part of the #MeToo movement. Moreover, recent polling has shown that a stunning number of young people believe that actions like asking a woman out for a drink or complimenting her looks are forms of sexual harassment.