Portia de Rossi accuses Steven Seagal of sexual harassment

Portia de Rossi accuses Steven Seagal of sexual harassment

Portia de Rossi accuses Steven Seagal of sexual harassment

Australian actress and wife of American talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres, Portia de Rossi, has revealed that actor Steven Seagal had sexually harassed her during one of her auditions for his film.

PORTIA DE ROSSI followed the example of Julianna Marguiles and shared a story about Steven Seagal behaving inappropriately towards her.

"He told me how important it was to have chemistry off-screen as he sat me down and unzipped his leather trousers", de Rossi tweeted late Wednesday.

"I saw his gun, which I had never seen a gun in real life", she told Jenny Hutt on SiriusXM last Friday.

"My final audition for a Steven Segal [sic] movie took place in his office", De Rossi wrote.

Portia's wife, Ellen DeGeneres took to her own Twitter to share her pride at her wife's decision to come forward.

The Guardian has contacted Seagal's representatives for comment on De Rossi's claims.

A similar claim was made by actor Rae Dawn Chong, who told The Wrap that Seagal wore only a bathrobe to a hotel audition in the 1980s and later allegedly exposed himself to her. Chong says that for several years after the incident, Seagal would leave "sex messages" on her answering machine.

The Arrested Development actress, who is married to U.S. talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, made the allegation in a tweet posted on Wednesday night.

"I lived in Brooklyn, and I said, "Oh, I don't do that". I do not have money for a cab.' And I did not.

She said: 'When I was 23, a casting director, a woman, said, "Steven Seagal wants to go over the scene with you in his hotel room at 10 o'clock at night". I got out of there unscathed ... I never was raped, and I never was harmed. It always starts with "I am a healer". Jenny McCarthy alleged in an 1998 interview with Moveline that Seagal asked her to take off her dress during an audition, which Seagal denies.

"I had just turned 16 on this movie, and he said, 'You know, Katie, I've got girlfriends your age, '" Heigl recalled.

Actress-turned-journalist Lisa Guerrero also claimed that Seagal almost assaulted her.

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