Julianna Margulies is opening up about her uncomfortable encounters with highly effective males in Hollywood.
In a brand new interview with Jenny Hutt on SiriusXM Friday morning, The Good Spouse star recalled an alleged assembly with Steven Seagal that she hasn’t forgotten about.
“Once I was 23, a casting director, a girl, mentioned, ‘Properly, Steven Seagal desires to go over the scene with you in his resort room at 10 o’clock at evening.’ And I lived in Brooklyn, and I mentioned, ‘Oh, I do not do this. I do not journey. I haven’t got cash for a cab.’ And I did not,” Julianna mentioned. “And I mentioned, ‘And I do not take subways late at evening.’ And he or she says, ‘Don’t be concerned, we’ll reimburse you. And I am right here.’ A girl, as a result of we have to begin holding these folks accountable.”
The actress continued, “And I acquired to the resort round 10:40 p.m. and she or he wasn’t there and he was alone and he made certain that I noticed his gun, which I had by no means seen a gun in actual life. And I acquired out of there unscathed…I by no means was raped, and I by no means was harmed. I do not know the way I acquired out of that resort room. It all the time begins with ‘I am a healer. I wish to therapeutic massage you’ and I type of squirmed my approach out.”
E! Information has reached out to Steven’s staff for touch upon Julianna’s allegations.
Whereas the actress admits that she ended up persevering with with the film, she realized to all the time have somebody you’ll be able to belief round.
“Once I acquired to LA, I made certain folks have been round me on a regular basis. I by no means was alone with him,” she shared. “Due to my expertise with Steven Seagal in that room, which was horrific, I refused to satisfy Harvey Weinstein in his resort room when one other girl introduced me.”
In the identical interview, Julianna went on to allege that Harvey wished to satisfy together with her in his resort room. When she lastly agreed to go up with one other individual, she was uncomfortable with what allegedly transpired.
“He opened the door, in a bathrobe. I may see that there have been candles lit within the room, and there was a dinner for 2. And I noticed him stare at her … and he checked out me, livid, and he took the door and he mentioned, ‘Simply wished to say nice audition.’ And he slammed the door,” Julianna mentioned. “And naturally I did not get the half.”
E! Information has additionally reached out to Harvey’s staff for remark relating to Julianna’s claims. His staff, nevertheless, continues to disclaim “any allegations of non-consensual intercourse” in latest weeks.
With each person who comes ahead, the E.R. alumna does hope that it may well assist the youthful era be ready once they turn into older.
“The purpose is for years, years, we additionally simply shrugged it off. It is to not be shrugged off,” she shared. “We’ve to begin with our kids and defend them and provides them each instrument within the shed to know that they will say no.”