TransLink pausing Morgan Freeman voice announcements following serious allegations against him


TransLink's new public transit ad campaign featured the American actor's distinctive voice reading out announcements as part of a Visa ad campaign on trains and had only just started this week.

Like Visa, TransitLink has also been using Freeman's voice in advertisements for a Visa-partnered promotion.

The partnership might seem like a surprise, but Freeman has always been a spokesperson for Visa, which is one of the only credit cards accepted by TransLink, along with Mastercard.

The future of the advertising collaboration between TransLink and Visa is unclear, with Translink stating it would be in touch with Visa to determine the campaign's future.

Despite apologizing to "anyone who felt uncomfortable or disrespected" following several accusations of sexual harassment Thursday, Morgan Freeman is losing out on deals with corporations.

"At this point, Visa will be suspending our marketing in which the actor is featured", the emailed statement read.

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Freeman issued a statement responding to the allegations Thursday morning, saying he is "not someone who would intentionally offend or knowingly make anyone feel uneasy". The famed actor was accused of being inappropriate with at least eight women and another eight people claim they saw the events happen.

Another woman, who worked on the crew of 2012s Now You See Me, told CNN that 80-year-old Freeman not only harassed her, but a number of other women on set.

Freeman won the 2005 Oscar for best supporting actor for "Million Dollar Baby".

TransLink, the city's transportation agency, said it has "decided to pause his voice announcements" in light of the allegations against the actor.

In a statement to CTV News, the credit card company said it was aware of the allegations against Freeman. Even Seth Rogan has already offered himself up.

Some of Freeman's announcements will include "Good news, Vancouver".