Portia de Rossi claims Steven Seagal 'unzipped his pants' during audition
The actress made the allegation on Twitter yesterday.
Portia de Rossi has claimed that Steven Seagal unzipped his trousers during a private audition in his office.
Taking to Twitter, de Rossi made the claim to her near 350,000 followers, saying:
“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. 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
The post was later retweeted by de Rossi’s wife Ellen DeGeneres, who said:
“I’m proud of my wife.”
I’m proud of my wife. https://t.co/NABbOJoBrf
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) November 9, 2017
These allegations against Seagal come just days after The Good Wife star Julianna Margulies recalled her unsettling encounter with the actor.
“When I was 23, a casting director, a woman, said, ‘Well, Steven Seagal wants to go over the scene with you in his hotel room tonight’,” she told SiriusXM.
“I got to the hotel room around 10:40pm 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 my life.
“And I got out of there unscathed… I never was raped and I never was harmed.
“I don’t know how I got out of that room.”
Steven Seagal has yet to respond to any of the allegations.