Now, is this becoming a trend? Recent harassment allegations started with Harvey Weinstein, among others like Toback and Ratner, one of the most famous, and recently, Kevin Spacey. And now, Hollywood action star Steven Seagal?
Steven Seagal is facing allegations of sexual harassment from Ellen DeGeneres’ wife Portia de Rossi over an undated audition for a Seagal movie in his office.
De Rossi tweeted late Wednesday: “My final audition for a Steven Seagal movie took place in his office. He told me how important it was to have chemistry off-screen as he sat me down and unzipped his leather pants. I ran out and called my agent. Unfazed, she replied, “well, I didn’t know if he was your type.”
My final audition for a Steven Segal movie took place in his office. He told me how important it was to have chemistry off-screen as he sat me down and unzipped his leather pants. I? ran out and called my agent. Unfazed, she replied, “well, I didn’t know if he was your type.”
— Portia de Rossi (@portiaderossi) November 8, 2017
The post was retweeted by DeGeneres to her more than 75.3 million followers; saying: “I’m proud of my wife.”
I’m proud of my wife. https://t.co/NABbOJoBrf
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) November 9, 2017
Seagal’s spokesperson did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
Last week, Emmy-winning star Julianna Margulies also claims she was then 23 years old when a female casting director told her Seagal wanted to “go over a scene with her” in his hotel room.
“I got to the hotel at 10:40, and she wasn’t there… and he was. Alone. And he made sure that I saw his gun, which I had never seen a gun in real life. And I got out of there unscathed,” Margulies recalled.
Seagal has just visited Philippines last month to film a TV series called “General Commander.” He cited the Filipino people’s hospitality, humor and friendliness as reasons why he chose to film the TV series in the country. He also praised President Duterte’s leadership.