It is hard to imagine the man who played God in Bruce Almighty as a perverted old man who seduced E’dena Hines, the child he raised with his wife and kept her as his mistress for an entire decade, but then again, we are not shocked.
After all, we have Woody Allen to thank for bringing down the incest-with-adopted-children barrier, reminding us that raising a child as your own does not technically make it your own unless your sperm was involved in its conception. Which would then make it legally and ethically ok for Morgan Freeman to have sex with his step-granddaughter (she was the adopted child of his first wife, Jeanette Adair Bradshaw, but was raised by Morgan and his second wife, Myrna Colley-Lee)…that is if we are to admit we are devoid of any morality and boundaries…which we’re not.
There has been some skepticism about the story, considering that it was first published by The National Enquirer, but allegations of this magnitude would cause the newspaper to suffer a major lawsuit if they were completely fabricated. In addition, the LA Times are confirming that Freeman and his wife Myrna are in the midst of a nasty divorce, which usually implies that dirty laundry is let out to air.
So if we’re to accept the story as is, this would put the girl at the age of 17 at the time (she’s now 27-years old) and Freeman at the age of 62…which clearly puts him in the category of a creepy pervert…and what makes it even creepier is that he took E’dena to many movie premieres and events (including the Batman premiere last summer) and publicly held her hand, perhaps receiving gratification from the public’s ignorance of his true relationship with her.
Here’s part of the story from the Enquirer:
“Myrna said E’dena told her that when she was a teenager, she and Morgan went to dinner at a friend’s house one evening. Both had been drinking, and when they returned home, Morgan attempted to have sex with her. They stopped just short of having intercourse,” the source, a close family insider, told The ENQUIRER.
“E’Dena explained to Myrna that she stopped Morgan from going any further.”
Myrna confronted Morgan, and he agreed to leave E’Dena alone – but unbeknownst to Myrna, the relationship continued for years, said the source. E’Dena has also been Morgan’s escort to several public events, including last summer’s premiere of the blockbuster Bat-flick hit, The Dark Knight.
“Nobody thought anything of it, because she would be introduced as his ‘granddaughter.’ The family insider divulged. “It’s not technically incest, because they are not related by blood…[but] Morgan is trying desperately to keep his divorce out of open court so all the shameful facts won’t become public.”