Steven Seagal is accused of harassment by Ellen DeGeneres’ wife, Portia de Rossi.
Portia de Rossi, who is married to Ellen DeGeneres, made the allegation in a tweet posted on November 8.
The actress alleges that during a movie audition Steven Seagal told her “how important it was to have chemistry off-screen” before unzipping his trousers.
Steven Seagal, 65, is best known for his action roles during the 1980s and 1990s, including
Under Siege and Flight of Fury. The star was given Russian citizenship by President Vladimir Putin in 2016.
Several other women have come forward to accuse Steven Seagal of inappropriate behavior and harassment, including the Good Wife actress Julianna Margulies and model Jenny McCarthy.
Steven Seagal is the latest person in Hollywood to stand accused of harassment or assault after women began coming forward about producer Harvey Weinstein.
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Harvey Weinstein has denied all allegations of non-consensual made against him.
In the tweet, Portia de Rossi said her complaints about Steven Seagal’s behavior were dismissed at the time by her agent.
The actress did not specify which movie the audition was for, or in which year the incident allegedly happened.
Portia de Rossi has been married to TV star Ellen DeGeneres for nine years.
Ellen DeGeneres shared Portia de Rossi’s tweet with her 75 million followers on November 9 with the caption:
“I am proud of my wife.” VIDEO Steven Seagal has played a concert in Crimea on a stage adorned with the flag of pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine.
The actor and his blues band took to the stage at a bikers’ show in the city of Sevastopol, where Russia’s Black Sea Fleet is based.
Fans waved Russian flags as Steven Seagal sang and played his guitar.
The US and EU have imposed sanctions on Russia over its annexation of Crimea in March.
Steven Seagal has played a concert in Crimea on a stage adorned with the flag of pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine
Russia is also alleged to have provided weapons and support to the rebels in eastern Ukraine.
Steven Seagal said he had travelled to Crimea because music unites people, Russia’s RIA-Novosti news agency reported.
The black, blue and red flag of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR) hung in the corner of the stage.
Steven Seagal’s pro-Russian views saw him dropped from the line-up of an Estonian blues festival earlier this summer.
The bikers’ show in Sevastopol was organized by a motorcycle group of Russian nationalists known as the
RIA Novosti reported Steven Seagal was handed a shirt with Vladimir Putin’s face on it, which he held aloft as he thanked the crowd.
Vladimir Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters last year the Russian president and Steven Seagal had been friends “for a long time” and regularly meet.
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Steven Seagal’s ex-wife, Kelly LeBrock, is facing allegations of DUI following an arrest in November.
Kelly LeBrock, 53, was pulled over by a California Highway Patrol officer on November 30 near Santa Barbara after she was reportedly spotted driving erratically, speeding and failing to brake at a stop sign.
Kelly LeBrock was reportedly spotted driving erratically, speeding and failing to brake at a stop sign
Kelly LeBrock was taken into custody and booked after struggling to complete a field sobriety test, according to