Actress Portia de Rossi is the latest in the list of celebrities who has accused action star Steven Seagal of sexual harassment.
On Twitter, de Rossi revealed that Seagal unzipped his pants during a casting audition for his film to show “how important it was to have chemistry off-screen.”
Upon seeing what he did, de Rossi ran out of the room and called her agent. But she did not expect what her agent said afterwards.
“Unfazed, she replied, ‘[W]ell, I didn’t know if he was your type,'” she tweeted. De Rossi did not go into detail about what Seagal movie she auditioned for.
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. I️ 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
Not the first time
Other actresses previously accused Seagal of rude behavior towards them. Recently, a photo of him patting the breast of Katherine Heigl, who was 16 at the time, has made rounds on social media.
The photo of Seagal and Heigl first resurfaced when she guested on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” in April. She hysterically laughed when Kimmel brought out the photo.
She recalled a conversation with Seagal, who supposedly said “You know, Katie, I’ve got girlfriends [at] your age.” Heigl then asked if it was illegal. Seagal then replied, “They don’t seem to mind.”
Stories of sexual harassment in Hollywood have been unraveling since the New York Times exposé on movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.
The latest to be accused is Academy Award-winner and “House of Cards” star Kevin Spacey, with several movie and television companies already pulling him out of projects, due to several allegations of him preying on underaged men have surfaced. JB