November 9, 2017 9:45:52 pm
Hollywood actor Portia de Rossi has come forward and shared a post where she has accused Steven Seagal of sexually harassing her and exposing himself during an audition. Her tweet claims that the actor unzipped his trousers in front of her and sexually propositioned her.
Portia de Rossi tweeted on November 9, “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,’” she added.
Ellen DeGeneres, Portia de Rossi’s partner of nine years, too wrote a supportive tweet in response. Ellen tweeted she was “proud of” her wife for opening up about the alleged encounter.
See Portia de Rossi’s post saying Steven Seagal ‘unzipped his leather pants’ during an audition here:
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
See Ellen DeGeneres’s tweet supporting wife Portia de Rossi here:
I’m proud of my wife. https://t.co/NABbOJoBrf
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) November 9, 2017
Portia de Rossi has thus joined a list of women who have come out in the open and talked about the inappropriate sexual behavior they have faced. Last week, Julianna Margulies said she was intimidated by Steven Seagal, who showed her a gun in a hotel room.
“He made sure that I saw his gun, which I had never seen a gun in real life,” Margulies said in an interview with SiriusXM. “I got out of there unscathed. It’s a long story… but I never was raped, and I never was harmed, and I don’t know how I got out of that hotel room,” said Julianna Margulies.
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