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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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61.

Heart Broken    

WOW!!! I am heart broken over were most of you are showing your concern... Instead of wasting time writing/spreading speculative rumors shouldn't we ALL be using this time to support and pray for Mr. Freeman's and Ms. Meyer's recovery??? It saddens me to think that we, as people, jump to the worst of conclusions when something tragic happens to one of our celebrities... It is the public that starts 99% of the rumors that circulate about our celebrities... HOW SAD IS THAT??? We love them, make them famous, and then wait for something to happen, then pounce on them like a pack of RABID DOGS... How foolish are those of you going to feel when the truth comes out about why the two of them were in the same car, and it is perfectly INNOCENT??? Next time someone starts a rumor about you think about how it made you feel... Now multiply that by the fact that what some of you are saying is being read by millions of people... How would that make you feel if rumors about you were spread on the same magnitude??? IT WOULD SUCK!!!! Be nice and remember that what is IMPORTANT is that both of those HUMAN BEINGS will live and recover from their injuries...
GOD BLESS BOTH MR. FREEMAN AND MS. MEYER... AND LORD, PLEASE FORGIVE THOSE WHO ARE SPEAKING OUT OF TURN DESPITE WHAT LIES ARE BEING SPREAD FROM THEIR MOUTHS FORE THEY KNOW NOT WHAT THEY DO... MAY THEIR IGNORANCES BE FORGIVEN...

2186 days ago
62.

Judi    

"Driving Ms. Meyer" That is funny! Mrs.Freeman is not elderly ,andshe looks like Ms. Meyer. The reason people are jumping to conclusions is that it happens every day , that a spouse is cheating. My grandmother toldmeto not be shocked, if my husband played around, for men are made that way. She told me toalways be the wife and never the girlfriend. She told me to respect myself,by respecting the husbands of other women, especially my best girlfriends. I do not know what was going on, but I can have opinions. I am an adult ,and nothing people do will shock me. Look how they are covering up who they want, when they are playing around. What is done in the dark, does come to the light. I still love his film work, and what happened will be discussed with his wife. I wish the best for all concern. When you play around, you bringdeadly diseases to the loyal partner, that can end in death. Do not dig your grave with your genitals! Maybe hs wife knew he was playingaround, so perhaps she had stop having sex with him. He had to find someone to use his "Viagra" on...lol Just joking! I loveMr.Freeman's film works.

2186 days ago
63.

Southern Belle    

Will people get a grip!!!! Why does everyone always think the worst? Because no one knows how to mind their own business. But life in the spotlight brings with the need for people to poke/prod, it's so much jiucier if rumors are started. It really just shows the stupidity of the person spreading the rumor. Yes Morgan Freeman is a wonderful actor and subject to all kinds of rumors. But we forget, Morgan is from the South and apparently word hasn't gotten around to California or other "tv/movie towns" but in the South we grow SOUTHERN GENTLEMEN. And yes I'm from the South, just 45 miles Northeast of Charlston, and in fact my dad was born and raised Charleston. As I mentioned early the South breeds Southern GENTLMEN!!! Everyone get a LIFE!!!!!

2186 days ago
64.

dadivaaer    

God don't like ugly. The accident is his warning. To all men that cheat you do have your day.

2185 days ago
65.

Andy    



this summer,,.comin' to a tabloid stand near u...its Morgan Freeman in...Drivin' Miss Daisy 2...

2185 days ago
66.

DeepRiverWoman    

I was in the waiting room in the ER at the hospital when I saw this televised. Even though I was in indescribable pain, and was suffering beyond description, I said a silent prayer for Morgan. I take issue with laff234's posting that this is "Typical White People jumping to conclusions." I am white, and not only did I pray for Morgan in the ER, but also during and after literally vomiting the sixty plus mile trip back home, and continued my prayers for him the days following. A friend of mine remarked how, in my own great pain and suffering, I was praying for Morgan and thinking more about him than my own self. He is a wonderful actor; a lovely soul and I love him and admonish all who judge him that as they cast their stones and nail him to the cross that Judgment Day assuredly awaits them. ~ God bless you Mr. Freeman; thank you for all that you contribute (The Bucket List is superb!) and I wish you abundant joy and happiness wherever your path may lead.

2185 days ago
67.

ll123    

I just want to know.....what were they doing before he "just" lost control of his car

2185 days ago
68.

Cheryll In Sacramento    

Morgan Freeman is an amazing actor and I find it shameful that people are speculating about the relationship between Mr. Freeman and his lady passenger. Reportedly she is a family friend and there are many innocent reasons he could have been driving with her. I am just grateful they are both going to be OK and hope to see him in the movies SOONER than LATER!

2185 days ago
69.

Cheryll In Sacramento    

Morgan Freeman is an amazing actor and doesn't deserve all this speculation and criticism. The lady is reportedly a family friend and there are countless innocent reasons he could have been driving with her. Find some real news!

2185 days ago
70.

Cheri    

Morgan doesn't deserve to be publicly humiliated just for giving a family friend a lift. He is a very talented actor who deserves a little respect and privacy. Get your minds out of the gutter, folks. This is NOT NEWS.

2185 days ago
71.

SUNNY    

THEY GOT WHAT THEY DERSERVED. SHE I MORE THALN LIKELY THE CAUSE OF MORGAN'S DIVOICE. AND I BET HIS WIFE IS A GOOD WOMAN. BUT NO, MORGAN HAD TO HAVE SOME YOUNGER WOMAN, MORGAN IS 40 YRS HER SENIOR. BLACK SNAKE MOANING. GOD SAID NO ADULTRY. MORGAN AIN'T DIVOICED YET. AND HAS BEEN PLAYING AROUND ON HIS WIFE NO TELLING HOW LONG. BUT LOOK WHO'S GETTING THE LAST LAUGH! HA HA HA.
HAD THAT BEEN A FEMALE WITH A YOUNGER MALE, THEN SHE WOULD BE CALLED A HO...

2184 days ago
72.

Moran FleaMan    

Viva Viagra! damn should have read that part about "may cause sudden drop in blood pressure"

2184 days ago
73.

ladycascdia    

Close friend of the wife? sounds closer to the husband if you ask me. No wonder they're gettiing a divorce!

2184 days ago
74.

skeptical at best    

"MORGAN IS 40 YRS HER SENIOR" - SUNNY

Ok. before you go on a tirade on a situation you know nothing about you should brush up on your math. 71-46=25. He's only 25 years older than she is.

2184 days ago
75.

RuRU    

So What if he's sticking the Bone to this chick! have to admit kind of close if he is, like it says , they have been separated since 2007, he can do what he wants! So with the divorice thing, maybe his wife couldn't keep up or maybe he couldn't.

So I say that's his business! Divorice not Divorice, if he wants to step out hey step out! the chick was most likely giving oral and thats what caused the wreak!

I think you should have as many wives as you can handel!

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