Morgan Freeman has refused to talk about the latest set of allegations about his relationship with his murdered step-granddaughter, who he was apparently having an affair with prior to her tragic death. E'Dena Hines was stabbed 25 times by her boyfriend Lamar Davenport, in an apparent drug-induced psychosis, and the ongoing court case has brought up old allegations about the pair's relationship that first surfaced some years ago.
Back in 2012, the rumours hit fever pitch as evidence was reportedly found to link the girl with her now 80 year old step-grandfather romantically, but Freeman issued a statement at the time saying: "The recent reports of any pending marriage or romantic relationship of me to anyone are defamatory fabrications from the tabloid media designed to sell papers. What is even more alarming is that these fabrications are now being picked up by the legitimate press as well." Hinds also issued a comment to clarify, saying "These stories about me and my grandfather are not only untrue, they are also hurtful to me and my family."
Despite Freeman making that statement six years ago, he was confronted by paparazzi this week and can be seen in video footage obtained by the Daily Mail denying that he was even aware of the allegations. Speculation has been mounting since his denial, because it appears to fly in the face of his earlier comments from 2012. over the course of Mr Davenport's court case, the court was shown texts between Ms Hines and the defendant where they discuss her relationship with her grandfather. Six weeks before her death, the couple had a conversation where Hines texted Davenport to tell him about a relationship that she was involved in with an older man, writing "I don't ask him for advice. He was calling to ask me... I blocked him for myself not for you because men who equal grandpa feelings don't need to be in my life at all." Davenport responded "When it comes to... your grandfather, there's a submissive love that will always be there."
When confronted by a photographer, the Shawshank Redemption actor said "I don't even know what you're talking about" and climbed into his car and drove off. Davenport's representative in the trial, Annie Constanzo, told the court in a previous hearing that before she died Hines had admitted to her client that "her grandfather engaged in a sexually inappropriate relationship with her." The trial continues.