Demaris Meyer: Morgan Freeman drank a lot before crash

Morganfreeman Demaris Meyer, the woman who was riding in the car actor Morgan Freeman crashed last year, tells the press that the actor had been drinking a lot that night, according to TMZ.

But she's not his mistress. Although she might have been on her way to filling that position.

At a news conference Wednesday, Meyer told reporters that when she met him that night at dinner, she saw that "throughout the course of dinner and afterward drinks were consumed by Freeman."

She later met up with him at a friend's home, where he "had at least one more drink." So of course, why not hop in the car with a clearly inebriated celebrity?

She says it was only after being offered a place to stay -- at his home, or rather, the guest house -- that she got in the car with him. Oh yeah, we've all heard that old saw.

But then, darn it, Morgan lost control of the car and crashed around 11:30 p.m.

Meyer says she got a broken wrist, scapula, a torn labrum (what on earth is that?) and cuts and bruises.

She's suing Morgan for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, permanent disability for short-term memory loss and damages. Oh, and short-term memory loss.

Poor Morgan. He certainly didn't get very lucky that night, did he?

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