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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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91.

Jen    

What about personal responsibility - If she saw him drinking throughout the course of the evening and then still chose to get into a care with him, that was her choice and she has some responsibility for the consequences of her decisions.

1962 days ago
92.

Tiger's Help Sucks Too    

Morgan, Morgan, Morgan. You're old enough to know better, and too good to be hanging with ho's!
IMO, the stupid bitch should be held responsible for not calling a taxi or otherwise preventing Morgan from driving after he'd had too many. Where the hell was HER responsibility? He should sue her lazy ass off!

1962 days ago
93.

DJ Architect    

What a gold digger. She got in the car with him knowing he was drinking.What an id10t

1962 days ago
94.

EZ does it    

That's what he gets for chilin with a white girl - happens everytime! I'm suprised she didn't holla Rape!

1962 days ago
95.

Boolie & Miss Daisey Werthan    

Boolie and Miss Daisy Werthan will surely make great character witnesses at Hoke's trial!

1962 days ago
96.

Mini    

If she knew he was drunk, why the hell did she get in the car? She doesn't deserve squat.

1962 days ago
97.

JAZZIE55    

If she saw him doing all that drinking why did she get in the car with him. She dosent deserve a dime she should of used better since.

1962 days ago
98.

dawnfrnj    

I also believe that if she noticed he was drinking so much, then why did she get in the car with him? Why didn't she ask to drive? Why did she accept?

God forbid you be responsible for yourself and not blame others!!!

1962 days ago
99.

Samantha    

She knew he was drinking, but she still got in the car. But she also didnt know him before that night. This chick is reaching for dollars.

1962 days ago
100.

smittysr    

she's a golddigger ,if she saw him drinking ,why did she ride with him ?

1962 days ago
101.

concerned    

No one forced her into his car. If she had any doubt about his alleged drinking or his so-called impairment she shouldn't have gotten into the car!

1962 days ago
102.

Melanie in Oregon    

How could anyone possibly endanger this amazing mans life!! I went into major turmoil when I fouind out about the crash!! If he was drinking B4 the accident, he should face life in prison!!!

1961 days ago
103.

Alexis    

YOU ARE THE ONE THAT WAS DRUNK. WHY DID YOU NOT WALK HOME? TRY TO GET YOU EXTRA CASH SOMEWHERE ELSE. OH I KNOW, YOU WANT TO BE THE MILLON DOLLAR BABY. TRY SOMETHING ELSE FOOL!

1961 days ago
104.

Alexis    

YOU ARE THE ONE THAT WAS DRUNK. WHY DID YOU NOT WALK HOME? TRY TO GET YOU EXTRA CASH SOMEWHERE ELSE. OH I KNOW, YOU WANT TO BE THE MILLON DOLLAR BABY. TRY SOMETHING ELSE FOOL!

1961 days ago
105.

OH Boy    

Helloooooo!! It was her car he was driving on the night of the accident. If she was aware of him drinking so much then why did she give him the keys to her car to drive her home? She sees money, money, money! Prove that he was drunk and you might win the case.

1961 days ago
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