Morgan Freeman had a “sexually inappropriate relationship” with his now-deceased step-granddaughter, according to an attorney representing the victim’s alleged murderer and boyfriend.
As we reported in 2015, Lamar Davenport was charged with murdering his girlfriend E’Dena Hines, Freeman’s non-blood relative.
The suspect allegedly stabbed the victim around 25 times outside of her building.
On Friday, Davenport’s attorney Annie Costanzo dropped the bombshell allegation when reading a stipulation agreement. According to the New York Daily News, the lawyer told the court:
“E’Dena Hines disclosed to Lamar Davenport and others that her grandfather engaged in a sexually inappropriate relationship with her.”
The rumor first began circulating after The National Enquirer published a report in 2009.
In 2012, the thespian released a statement denying the allegations. He said:
“The recent reports of any pending marriage or romantic relationship of me to anyone are defamatory fabrications from the tabloid media design to sell papers. What is even more alarming is that these fabrications are now being pickup by the legitimate press as well.”
Hines — the daughter of a woman adopted by Freeman and his first wife Jeannette Adair Bradshaw — also commented on the controversy:
“These stories about me and my grandfather are not only untrue, they are also very hurtful to me and my family.”
Davenport’s lawyers claim the alleged attack was triggered by a PCP-induced psychosis.
[Image via PNP/WENN.]