Yet one more Hollywood actress is talking out about her expertise with sexual harassment on Nov. eight. Portia de Rossi claimed that Steven Seagal tried to make use of his place and fame to get her to sleep with him. “My ultimate audition for a Steven Seagal film happened in his workplace,” she wrote within the candid tweet. “He instructed me how vital it was to have chemistry off-screen as he sat me down and unzipped his leather-based pants.”
Portia instantly knew she needed to get away from him, however rapidly realized that she had been betrayed by another person that she trusted. “I ran out and known as my agent,” she continued. “Unfazed, she replied, ‘effectively, I didn’t know if he was your sort.'” The story echos these of the Harvey Weinstein accusers, who report that feminine assistants arrange conferences realizing that the younger actresses can be put in a harmful state of affairs.
My ultimate audition for a Steven Segal film happened in his workplace. He instructed me how vital it was to have chemistry off-screen as he sat me down and unzipped his leather-based pants. I️ ran out and known as my agent. Unfazed, she replied, “effectively, I didn’t know if he was your sort.”
— Portia de Rossi (@portiaderossi) November eight, 2017
Ellen DeGeneres rapidly confirmed help for her companion, retweeting the story to amplify her attain, and including “I’m happy with my spouse.”
Portia is not the primary lady to accuse the motion star of sexually harassing her. Simply days earlier, Julianna Marguelies admitted that an expertise with Steven haunted her as effectively. “Once I was 23, a casting director, a girl, mentioned, ‘Properly, Steven Seagal needs to go over the scene with you in his lodge room at 10 o’clock at night time.’ 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 defined on Jenny Hutt’s Sirius XM present. “And I mentioned, ‘And I do not take subways late at night time.’ And she or he says, ‘Don’t fret, we’ll reimburse you. And I am right here.’ A girl, as a result of we have to begin holding these individuals accountable.”
Julianna Margulies (Photograph Credit score: Getty Photos)
Sadly, Julianna’s story has a scary, violent twist. “I received to the lodge round 10:40 p.m. and he or she 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 received out of there unscathed… I by no means was raped, and I by no means was harmed. I do not understand how I received out of that lodge room. It all the time begins with ‘I am a healer. I wish to therapeutic massage you’ and I form of squirmed my manner out.”
Again on Oct. 13, one other lady spoke out about Steven: actress-turned-journalist Lisa Guerrero. Once more she was at an audition, this time for the feminine lead in Fireplace Down Beneath in 1997. She instructed The Hollywood Reporter that when she confirmed up with a casting director to his house, he was carrying nothing however a gown. As quickly as she received him, he known as her to return again for a “personal rehearsal” and since she mentioned no, he did not give her the half, although he supplied her a smaller function. After she filmed the function, he invited her to his dressing room. When she declined, he minimize her half solely.