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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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31.

littleT    

sounds like this woman has NO common sense what so ever. She got in the car with him when she states she new he had to much to drink.This goes to show there are people out there who will do anything for money and their 15minutes of fame. She should be sued for stupidity.

1983 days ago
32.

Reynaldo    

Well. . . . .HELLO!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You watch someone consume a high content of alcohol throughout the course of several hours, and then YOU make the conscious choice to get in a car being driven by THEM????? I don't care if they promised you the moon honey, there's a short circuit going on somewhere in your own "home"!! I mean, really. C'mon now!!!
Maybe with the economy being what it is, you weighed the pros and cons and decided that you were willing to take such a high risk and ride with him, or there's that short circuit thing goin on! And then add in the fact that you might get your three minutes of fame if your name is connected in some small way with a (ANY) celebrity! He shouldn't get off without some kind of "punishment"/fine, by no means. But you shouldn't be able to make such a ignorant CHOICE, and then sit back and rake in as much of the dough as you can. Ignorant, sad, and pathetic! Geez!!!!!!!!!!!!

1983 days ago
33.

M    

If you knew he was under the influence, then why yo dumb A$$ get in the car with him?

1983 days ago
34.

vjlangifts    

She should be lucky that she is alive to talk her little scratched wrist, if he was as drunk as she says he was. She is an idiot. And she will probably be rewarded for her stupidity with a hefty paycheck. Of course he should not have been behind the wheel.

1983 days ago
35.

Carol    

I'm surprised an attorney would even take her seriously. She has no case whatsoever. In fact, Morgan should sue her for slander. Can she prove he was drinking?

1983 days ago
36.

Alicia    

ok so your suing the guy for wrecking YOUR car. It is stated that you say you noticed him drinking throught out dinner and the rest of the night. One question why would YOU give YOUR car keys to someone you say has been drinking all night. I think its pretty messed up that you want to sue someone for wrecking your car for being drunk when you seen them drinking all night and still voluntarily gave that person YOUR keys to drive YOUR car......so i guess it just leads to the question: Why couldn't you drive your own car and let the person who has been drinking all night ride as a passanger?

1983 days ago
37.

K. Crosby    

This stupid bitch isn't entitled to anything! If she was that aware of his drinking, she should not have gotten in the car with him. DUH. I hope she suffers.

1983 days ago
38.

Jeff    

Well,, as far as a taxi or cab goes, they were leaving Memphis on their way to his home in Clarksdale, Mississippi........pretty big cab/taxi fare! As far as her not being the mistres, well she was about to be a JUMP-OFF! Until the accident. She said she only knew him for a minute and was in the car with him and he was supposed to be DRUNK?!?!?! Give me break! She's trying to get money either way, I guess....I'm in Memphis and we'll be talking about this on WDIA today! Listen 4:30 (CST) www.mywdia.com

1983 days ago
39.

Amazing    

WTF did she get in the car with him? HE should sue HER for letting him drive! Friends don't let friends drive drunk...and then sue... what a lowlife.

1983 days ago
40.

beth    

Yet she willingly got into the car with him? Doubt they are friends any more, money grubbing bitch. Hold yourself accountable, sweetie!

1983 days ago
41.

Hopeful    

Her case will be thrown out.

1983 days ago
42.

Mr. Common Sense    

If you want to see the actual lawsuit/complaint, it's posted at mokellyreport.wordpress.com.

1983 days ago
43.

ohnoudient    

She shouldn't get a dime. Stupido, just blew her own case by admitting she knew he was intoxicated before she got in the car.

1983 days ago
44.

ShesControlled    

Keep your friends close, your enemies closer.

Her short term memory loss must have caused her to forget how you treat a friend!

What is it, exactly, that they put in the LA water that truns these people into jerks? I don't even think they are from this planet the way the carry on.

1983 days ago
45.

wisdom    

Morgan must learn that it is the money people want.NOT HIM.He is old and tired and people want his cash.He better stay with his wife.Or he will be waiting for a stem u less check.Morgan it ain,t about you,they want your money.GROW UP.

1983 days ago
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