B.J. Lawson Apologizes For Using Fake Morgan Freeman Voice in Ad

In a statement released by his publicist, Freeman denies ever narrating any campaign ads for Lawson’s run for Congress, noting: “These people are lying. I have never recorded any campaign ads for B.J. Lawson and I do not support his candidacy. And, no one who represents me ever has ever authorized the use of my name, voice or any other likeness in support of Mr. Lawson or his candidacy.”

Lawson’s camp is now running an apology on his official website, saying that they were duped. “This is obviously not something we ever would want to misrepresent. Once we found out that our contracted advertisement was not narrated by Morgan Freeman, we immediately pulled our ads,” the statement reads. “Our campaign is comprised almost entirely of volunteers and we were presented with an opportunity to make a great ad — unfortunately these political mercenaries completely misrepresented their offering and contract with us to take our money.”

But not so fast: MEI Political, the Los Angeles, political firm that created the ad, has released its own statement denying that they misled the Lawson camp.

WSJ
11/2/10

More links
http://www.meipolitical.com/
http://www.politico.com/static/PPM186_morganfreeman.html