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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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ohio    

sounds like a woman scorned. i think he dumped her. why did she let him drive her car if he was drunk

2012 days ago
17.

JenFan    

I smell meal ticket! Money grubbing ho!

2012 days ago
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Dr. Adams    

If that's the dumb-azz'es statement....about watching Freeman consume all that alcohol, then letting him drive her car...Then she has no CASE........She's at FAULT!!!!!!
Come on Harvey....(((YOU'RE A LAWYER)))....NUFF SAID

2012 days ago
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Kat    

I agree 100%... how the HELL does she have a case when it was her dumb a$$ fault for getting in the car with him in the first place? What, did he drag her by the freakin' hair and hand cuff her inside the car.... NO!!! How does someone like this even GET a case? They should have looked at her and laughed in her f-ing face!

"Um, ma'am... you want me to sue a man who drove your car while he was intoxicated and the proof that you have he was intoxicated is that you SAW him drinking and then VOLUNTARILY gave YOUR keys to and got in with him. I'm sorry Ms. Meyer, but you've lost your f-ing mind."

2012 days ago
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acietra2000    

When the story first broke, I recall that it was reported that he was driving HER vehicle. If he was really that drunk, shame on her for allowing him to drive. GOLD DIGGER!

2012 days ago
21.

kari    

Doesnt sound like he forced her into the freaking car. So quit being a greedy bitch and deal with it. Your a freaking adult right???? She is just looking for some fast cash.

2012 days ago
22.

Mik    

" The old man down the road "

2012 days ago
23.

George Herbert Walker Chicken    

I hope he countersues her for defamation after this lawsuit is dismissed!!!

Oh, wait - she's probably broke like OctoMom.

2012 days ago
24.

DebbieM    

she knew he was drinking her fault for getting in the car Dumb A## no law suit should be allowed

2012 days ago
25.

milly    

What a b***. Yes, it's wrong that Mr. Freeman was driving drunk, but she is just a hateful, money seeking loser. The amazing things the Mr. Freeman has done for the Mississippi Delta, the money he has donated for important causes - arts, education, hurricaine relief...it's not like he's a jerk that deserves to be put in the limelight for this. He is a good man that made a wrong choice. She got in the car with him and clearly knew how much he'd had to drink. How can she turn this on him...it's all about money and 15 minutes of fame. What an awful woman.

2012 days ago
26.

123    

Nice, huh? Can you imagine suing a friend or even an acquaintance in this situation?
Unreal, people have no honor anymore.

2012 days ago
27.

JustMyOpinion    

Maybe instead of being a willing victim of his drunk driving and putting herself as well as others on the road in danger, she should have offered to drive. I don't think she should get anything due to her stupidity!

2012 days ago
28.

Jay    

Another lame story from a female gold digger..... Keep mackin freeman this B***** aint got nothing on you!

2012 days ago
29.

QueenOfTrashin    

Ms. Mayer, this is what happens when you KNOWINGLY get into a car with a driver that has been DRINKING. I hope Mr. Freeman's attorney's can convince the jury of this.

2012 days ago
30.

Tr!sh    

If she has short term memory loss how does she remember he was drinking throughout the night, or any of the details of that night? People want to make money and grab their five minutes of fame.

2012 days ago
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