Portia de Rossi says Steven Seagal 'unzipped his leather pants' during audition

Danny Woods
November 12, 2017

Actress Portia de Rossi claimed Wednesday that action star Steven Seagal harassed her by unzipping his trousers during a private office audition. She alleges the action star told her "how important it was to have chemistry off-screen as he sat me down and unzipped his leather trousers". Recalling the ordeal with Seagal, in an interview on Sirius XM's Just Jenny, Marguiles said that she was asked by a female casting agent to visit the Under Siege star on the pretext of discussing some scenes from the audition.

The 44-year-old actress added that her agent was unfazed after the incident.

Portia's wife, Ellen DeGeneres took to her own Twitter to share her pride at her wife's decision to come forward. His manager did not immediately respond to TIME's request for comment. "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. And I'm here, a woman.' I got to the hotel at 10:40, and she wasn't there. "And he was. Alone". "I got out of there unscathed", she said. And I said, 'And I don't take subways late at night.' And she says, 'Don't worry we'll reimburse you. Rossi was auditioning for a role in the actor's movie. Seagal allegedly answered the door in a silk robe. The part was hers, but she had to go back to Seagal's home for a private rehearsal. She would see him talking to male crew members, then look over at her and laugh, as though he were talking about her. "I don't travel. I don't have money for a cab".

"I lived in Brooklyn, and I said, 'Oh, I don't do that". "That's exactly what Steven Seagal did".

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The former Scandal actress said Seagal made the shocking move to find out if they had any chemistry. Earlier this year, Katherine Heigl told Jimmy Kimmel about starring alongside Seagal in the 1995 movie Under Siege 2, and a crude joke he made.

Actress-turned-journalist Lisa Guerrero also claimed that Seagal almost assaulted her.

'I ran out and called my agent.

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