Portia de Rossi has accused Steven Seagal of sexual harassment.
In a tweet on Wednesday night, the Australian actress said the
producer “sat me down and unzipped his leather pants,” while
explaining to her “how important it was to have chemistry
off-screen” at an audition.
She added that her agent was “unfazed” when told of the matter.
Here’s the tweet in full:
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.”
Seagal has not responded to the allegations made against him,
The Guardian reported.
De Rossi’s wife, talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, retweeted the actress’ post with the caption: “I’m
proud of my wife.”
Other actresses, including Jenny McCarthy and “The Good Wife” star
Julianna Margulies, have also accused Seagal
of sexually harassing them in situations that they thought were
De Rossi’s allegation adds to the growing list of sexual
harassment accusations against powerful men after The New York Times published a report last
month outlining multiple allegations against film producer
The wave of accusations against powerful figures — including
“House of Cards” star Kevin Spacey,
magician David Blaine, and former president George H.W. Bush — has been
dubbed the “Weinstein ripple effect.”