Demaris Meyer, the woman who was injured in a car accident with Morgan Freeman, has filed a lawsuit the against the actor.
In her suit she claims she has been unable to work since the accident which occurred last August in Mississippi. She said she previously worked as an executive assistant.
She is suing for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages and permanent disability in the form of short-term memory loss and additional damages, according to E! News.
At the press conference in Los Angeles today, her attorney Gloria Allred showed photographs of the wrecked car.
Morgan, 71, and Demaris, 48, were alone in the car, rumors flew that they were having an affair. Demaris denied that affair today.
She claims she only met Freeman the night of the accident. She says they had been at dinner with mutual friends and that Freeman said she could stay at one of his houses on his ranch because his home was closer to her work.
The lawsuit obtained claims “throughout the course of dinner and afterwards, drinks were consumed by Freeman.” If she knew that Morgan consumed drinks, why did she get in the car, she never heard of a cab? People kill me.
She said she had the press conference to clear her name address any rumors of an affair because after the accident, it was revealed that Morgan and his wife had separated in 2007.
“I have been labeled as the other woman and have been accused of having caused the breakup of Mr. Freeman’s marriage,” she said. “Nothing could be further from the truth. I had hoped and prayed that Mr. Freeman or his representatives would have set the record straight and cleared my name, but they have not done so and that is why I have chosen to come forward to tell the truth about our relationship.”
According to Demaris, Morgan behaved like a “perfect gentleman” the night of the crash.
Morgan suffered extensive damage to his hand and has still not completely recovered.