Portia de Rossi, Jenny McCarthy Accuse Steven Seagal of Sexual Harassment

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Portia de Rossi and Jenny McCarthy have come ahead and accused director Steven Seagal of sexual harassment.

Forty-four year-old de Rossi was the primary to talk out towards the 65-year-old filmmaker and he or she detailed her alleged expertise with him in a Twitter put up on Wednesday, November eight. “My ultimate audition for a Steven Seagal film occurred in his workplace,” she recalled. “He informed me how necessary it was to have chemistry off-screen as he sat me down and unzipped his leather-based pants. I ran out and referred to as my agent. Unfazed, she replied, ‘Properly, I didn’t know if he was your kind.’”

The Scandal actress’s spouse, Ellen DeGeneres, expressed her assist by quoting the tweet and writing, “I’m happy with my spouse.”

Jenny McCarthy got here ahead along with her personal claims throughout a SiriusXM radio interview on Thursday, November 9. “I purposely wore a mumu to the audition so the casting individuals would truly take a look at my face and watch my work. I stroll in and I shake his hand with a agency grip simply to indicate him how skilled I’m. No comfortable girl shake This can be a severe actress handshake,” the Soiled Love star defined.

“After which I observed that there was nobody else within the room. Now I’ve been on just a few auditions and there’s at the least two individuals in each room. However I talked myself out of it, like, ‘Properly, he’s a star. So perhaps it’s regular.’ So I stand throughout kind him and he plops onto a settee that’s close to a hearth and faucets the couch cushion subsequent to him saying to me, ‘Sit, calm down.’”

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McCarthy claims she politely declined the Underneath Siege director’s alleged invitation and remained standing in entrance of him. “He retains bragging and bragging about himself, and watching out of 1 eye to see if I take the bait,” she remembered. “So he says to me then, ‘You understand, this half has nudity in it and I can’t actually inform what your physique appears like in that costume that you simply’re carrying.’

In my head I’m like, ‘OK, right here we go. Sound the alarms. This isn’t a check that is the true factor. Activate all protection techniques.’ However I so needed to legitimately learn for this half that I wasn’t going to surrender but.”

The Scary Film actress informed the Exhausting to Kill director that her agent informed her there can be no nudity, to which she claims he replied, “Properly there may be off digicam nudity … I can’t inform what your physique appears like in that costume. Are you able to decrease it for me?”

The previous Playmate claims she requested Seagal if they may give attention to the script. “My little papers are shaking in my hand. He says, ‘I do know it’s essential to have a lovely physique beneath there. Are you able to decrease it so I can see your breasts?’ I paused, I appeared up at him, went from shock to disappointment. My eyes crammed with water and I yelled, ‘Go purchase my PlayBoy video. It’s on sale for $19.99’ and simply took off.”

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McCarthy claims Seagal then adopted her to her automobile. She claimed he warned her to not inform anyone of the alleged encounter, “Or else.”

De Rossi and McCarthy be part of quite a few girls in Hollywood who’ve come ahead with accusations of sexual misconduct. North of 60 girls have made allegations towards Harvey Weinstein, and notable actresses together with Selma Blair and Rachel McAdams, have made claims towards director James Toback.

As beforehand reported, Weinstein has been expelled from the Tv Academy and was left by his spouse, Georgina Chapman. Each Weinstein and Toback have denied all allegations made towards them.

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