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This Is Miss Daisy

8/4/2008 7:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

So that's who he was driving! Meet Demaris Meyer, the passenger in Morgan Freeman's smash-up late last night.

From what we can gather, 48-year-old Meyer is from Memphis, works as an executive assistant at Fed-Ex and is an avid gardener. One source tells us that Meyer is a very close friend of Morgan's wife Myrna and is often seen at their house for get-togethers.

Freeman was driving Meyer's 1997 Nissan Maxima in rural Mississippi when he lost control and the car flipped. Meyer was treated for her injuries and released.

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Anthony Mc    

Mr. Freeman, I have long hailed you one of the best if not the best actor of all times. My prayers are that you will experience a full recovery. May God continue to bless you and protect you.

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CORY HARRIS    

WHY IN THE BLUE HELL WHEN A BLACK PERSON IS ON YOUR SITE TMZ YOU SEEM TO USED WORDS THAT RELATES TO SOMETHING RACIST. NOW SOMEONE SHOULD SUE YOUR ASSES. DRIVING MISS DAISY AND YEAH I KNOW IT WAS IN A MOVIE HE WAS IN BUT YOU KNOW WTF YOUR DOING.

2214 days ago
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LongJohn69    

Meyer's head was face down on his lap when found. Obviously, old Nissan's aren't the only things that SUCK!

2214 days ago
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Sharona    

Your attempts at humor have failed.....as they usually do!

2214 days ago
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Sam    

I talked with Demeris's Mom yestereday and she is still in the hospital running tests. I can only hope and pray that they both have a speedy recovery. God bless them both!!!!

2214 days ago
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Kat    

"Driving Miss Daisy' sounds like a porn flick just like "Dude, Where Is My Dildo".

2214 days ago
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Drex    

Is it any of our business why he was with this woman? Mr. Freeman is human first and a "star" second, whatever that means. The media picks and choses who they want to make golden in our eyes and we buy it all hook, line and sinker. We hold to every word as the truth at 5 & 6 p.m. for the world news and BELIEVE IT ALL! Who, what, when, where, why and how he was with is NONE OF OUR Business. BTW, I am white to the idiot who make the comment about whites jumping to conclusions. Sterotyping is so progressive, idiot.

2214 days ago
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Jenzo    

He should NOT have been driving anyways. Hes at that age where they should just stop driving.
I had to come on here and see for myself what the morning radio show was talking about. They were making it seem like they lady was butt ugly. Shes just normal, they exaggerated. I hope him and her get better. I dont believe the rumors about an affair.

2214 days ago
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Cheryl    

Don’t know what that is all about but to eaches own! I’m really not going to say anything but I hope to God he wasn’t tricking with his wife’s friend because if so, he is so busted and it took a car accident to bring it to the light! But if not, that’s so sad and I wish them both a speedy recovery!

2213 days ago
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Lara    

You people are idiots accusing them of fooling around because they were riding in the car together,,,geez!!
I saw an article in a landscaping magazine a while back that was featuring the Freeman's property. It had some beautiful pictures of their landscaping. If the lady in the car was known to be an avid gardener and a friend of the family, isn't is possible that he was bringing her to their home for that reason? Maybe she had picked him up at the Memphis airport and was bringing him to his home in MS because his wife is elderly and didn't want to be out on the dark roads at night alone. There could be a million other reasons for them being in the car together.

2213 days ago
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outOfactor    

Turn to Jesus Christ while you can.

2213 days ago
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saddened    

A good rule of thumb is...don't say anything you would second guess if the person you are saying it about was standing infront of you.
Morgan, get well soon!

2213 days ago
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Katkat    

Excuse me laff234! I think your comment was way out of line. You must be a huge idiot!

2213 days ago
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amiamberlee    

Morgan Freeman is and will remain an American icon regardless of his personal association with this woman. Since that is the case, let his wife worry about it. Our only concern should be whether this talented actor will recover.

2213 days ago
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Judi    

I hope Mr. Freeman and Ms. Meyers are up and well soon. Only God and those two know what was happening. I am so glad that they were not killed. Mrs. Freeman is the wife, so do not feel sorry for her. Sometimes wives prefer that they mess arounf, so she can get the money and the girlfriends get the honey. She wa the owner of a 11 years old car, so she was not with Morgan for the money. His private life is just that, and so is her private life. I am just glad they are alive.

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