The scandalous charge emerged during the bitter divorce battle between the acclaimed actor and his wife Myrna, says a source.
The relationship between the actor with step-granddaughter E’Dena Hines began when she was a teen, the source told The ENQUIRER exclusively. The alleged affair not only contributed to his split from Myrna, his wife of 25 years, it also led to his breakup with his longtime mistress, former schoolteacher Mary Joyce Hays.
E’Dena is the granddaughter of Morgan’s first wife, Jeanette Adair Bradshaw, and was raised by Morgan and Myrna “since she was a little girl,” the source told The ENQUIRER.
“Myrna said E’dena told her that when she was a teenager, she and Morgan went to dinner at a friend’s house one evening. Both had been drinking, and when they returned home, Morgan attempted to have sex with her. They stopped just short of having intercourse,” the source, a close family insider, told The ENQUIRER.
“E’Dena explained to Myrna that she stopped Morgan from going any further.”
Myrna confronted Morgan, and he agreed to leave E’Dena alone – but unbeknownst to Myrna, the relationship continued for years, said the source.
E’Dena has also been Morgan’s escort to several public events, including last summer’s premiere of the blockbuster Btaman movie The Dark Knight.
“Nobody thought anything of it, because she would be introduced as his ‘granddaughter.'” the family insider divulged.
“It’s not technically incest, because they are not related by blood…[but] Morgan is trying desperately to keep his divorce out of open court so all the shameful facts won’t become public.”