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Morgan's "Friend" -- He Was Drinking Before Crash

2/25/2009 6:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Morgan's FreemanThe woman who was injured in a car crash with Morgan Freeman last year claims the actor was boozing all over town before he got behind the wheel.

According to a lawsuit filed today in Mississippi federal court, Demaris Meyer claims on the night of the crash, she first met up with Freeman at dinner -- where she noticed "throughout the course of dinner and afterward drinks were consumed by Freeman."

Meyer then says she left dinner and met up with Freeman and others at a friend's home. She claims Freeman "had at least one more drink" while there. She claims Freeman then invited her to stay at his home for the night -- guaranteeing her not only her own bedroom, but her "own house." She says she agreed.

Meyer claims at around 11:30 PM, while Freeman drove her to his home, Morgan lost control of the car and "ran off of the right side of the highway." Meyer says she suffered a broken left wrist and right scapula, a torn labrum in her right shoulder and numerous bruises and lacerations.

At a press conference today, Meyer said she and Freeman were "just friends" -- despite widespread rumors that she was his mistress.

Meyer is suing for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, permanent disability (short term memory loss) and additional damages.

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fluttsy    

I am glad I'm not the only one with no sympathy for ms. meyer....she knew he was intoxicated yet she got in the car anyway and now she's suing him???? what an opportunistic money hungry mmmhmmm! I hope the judge/jury denies her lawsuit and that she doesnt get a single dime out of it.

2022 days ago
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MMom    

Not only was she a passenger in the car, but if memory serves me, it was HER car. She gave him the keys.

2016 days ago
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Jeff Dranetz    

Some friend, you would have thought she could have been reasonable with him.
While it seems very out of character for Mr. Freeman, in Hollywood, people aren't who they might seem from the roles they play.

2045 days ago
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Antonio V    

I thought it was Kofi Annan in the picture.

2045 days ago
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Becky    

So she is suing after the fact that she knew he was drinking all night and SHE still made the decision to get in the car with him? I am against drunk driving but at the same time she's suing for her bad choices?

2045 days ago
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Candy    

Why did she get in the vehicle with him if she knew he had been consuming alcohol?

2045 days ago
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Deirdre    

So she chose to get in a car with someone she claims had been drinking all night, she didn't offer to drive, or stay with the people she was with, or call a cab to take them both whereever they were going to do whatever they were going to do. SHE CHOSE TO GET IN THAT CAR! She isn't intitled to anything in my opinion.

2045 days ago
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tori    

Demaris Meyer apperently wasn't too concernd with the alcoholic beverages the he consumed "through out the course of dinner and afterwards" or she would have never stepped in the vehicle with Mr. Freeman. Seems to me her only concern is getting paid. I believe she should face charges for aiding in a DUI. Because she got in the car with him completely aware that the was intoxicated, how does she even have a case?

2045 days ago
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Teresa    

She knew he had been drinking, and got in the car with him behind the wheel. Daaaaaaaaaaah! Its not like she is 5 years old

2045 days ago
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sarah    

she talks about how much acohol he consumed and yet he still go into the passanger seat? if it is true... and he was drunk... why is it that all these celebrities have a ton of money and yet no one thinks to hire a driver or call a taxi?

2045 days ago
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Chucky    

"people aren't who they might seem from the roles they play."

Posted at 4:08PM on Feb 25th 2009 by Jeff Dranetz

REALLY,.......THAT IS BECAUSE THEY ARE ACTING.

That is a trully STUPID statement

2045 days ago
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tSAN    

How can she win this case when she willingly got into the car when she knew he had been drinking? I wonder if he took the alcohol test after the accident. Drinking and driving is irreponsible but willingly getting into a car with a drunk driver instead of driving yourself or the both of you is stupid too.

2045 days ago
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Dr. Adams    

Sounds to me that it's the dumb bitches fault...after seeing Freeman consuming all that alcohol, then actually letting him drive her car!...Also...If that's her statement..."Then she has no CASE"!!!!!!!!!!..DISMISSED, PERIOD

2045 days ago
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sip    

Thanks to celebrity justice, he was never given a sobriety test

2045 days ago
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Abby    

What a PIG. I sure hope my friends aren't as wicked. Surely if she thought Mr. Freeman was drinking that much she wouldn't have put herself in harms way. Perhaps she is nothing more than an OPPORTUNIST going for some deep pockets. When will it ever end. As long as there are attorneys out there to represent people like this the answer is NEVER.

2045 days ago
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