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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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kim    

OMG...now there is a surprise. Who would have thought.....???

2062 days ago
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Cheri    

This lady is only after money. I lived over the hill from Morgan in Charleston for 2 years and have known his attorney for about 30 years. I met Morgan the opening weekend of his club "Ground Zero" in Clarksdale, Ms and I have partied with both of them several times. Morgan does not drink when he has to drive. I know this for a fact. I have never seen him drink. Ever! When I have had too much to drink he has ofered to drive me home and there is no way I would even think about getting in a car with someone that had drank as much as this women claims Morgan drank. So she just shows she is only gold digging. Accidents happen and it is sad that she got hurt but hiring a big shot attorney in California just to be sure she gets mega bucks just proves that money is all she is after. Morgan is a nice guy. He has helped alot of people in Mississippi. I hate his marriage ended but it happens to the best of us. I hope a judge sees this too.

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