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Morgan Freeman makes headlines again…

February 26, 2009

morganFreeman shown here at the Oxford Film Festival in February.

Although the news has been out for a day or so about the lawsuit of Morgan Freeman’s passenger, I got a hold of the court documents today so I thought I would share.

It appears that on the night of the big crash, the plaintiff Demaris Myer, a resident of Memphis was invited to the party at the Bayou Bend Golf & Country Club by Bill Luckett, attorney and friend of Freeman.

Although it has been reported that they were romantically linked, she insists that she met him that night only and they were not an item. She also claims his drinking was the cause of the accident.

Luckett informed Myer that she would be able to meet Mr. Freeman at the event. Myer drove to the Luckett’s home to ride with Luckett’s wife to the country club. At the club from 6 to 9 p.m., the Luckett’s, Freeman and Myer had dinner.

At 9 p.m. the Luckett’s and Myer returned to the Luckett’s home. Freeman followed in his own vehicle and the four had drinks (although Myer alleges Freeman had a drink and does not include her own consumption).

Freeman invited Myers to stay at his home for the night and she would have her own room. She agreed as her job the next morning was closer to Charleston than Memphis. At 11:30 p.m. Freeman lost control of the car and Myer was airlifted to the hospital in Memphis. She suffered serious injuried and temporary memory loss. She has been unable to return to work since the accident.

She is declaring that he sped out of control and drove unsafely and therefore is negligible. She hopes to receive damages up to $75,000 for her medical expenses, physical pain and suffering, lost wages, permanent disability, mental and emotional distress, and property damage.

The case will be heard in the US district court for the Northern District of Mississippi, Delta Division.

Freeman’s publicist has responded that the issue will be resolved. No other word from Freeman yet.

But, let me get this straight. A married couple, a guy getting a divorce and a single women have dinner and drinks. The guy invites the single women home with him and she agrees. Um, on one hand he could have just been nice, but why didn’t the Luckett’s just offer her a place to stay if that was all it was? And when did four people make a party anyway?

But then again, having seen Freeman at the Oxford Film Festival this year, he is still recovering from the crash as well so I hope that the issue is resolved quickly.

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