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Portia de Rossi reveals the explicit behaviour of a former male co-star

By Marni Dixit November 9, 2017
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She shared the story on Twitter.

Portia De Rossi has come forward with allegations against Steven Seagal, with the actress recalling a particularly disturbing casting experience she had with the actor.

Taking to Twitter, she said:

"My final audition for a Steven Segal movie took place in his office. He told me how important it was to have chemistry off-screen as he sat me down and unzipped his leather pants. I ran out and called my agent. Unfazed, she replied, 'well, I didn’t know if he was your type.'"

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Fans of the actress immediately responded to her allegations with shock over both Seagal's and the agent's actions. 

Journalist Lisa Guerrero, who has also previously accused Seagal of sexual misconduct, responded:

“More actresses join me in publicly sharing our horrible and humiliating experiences with Steven Seagal."

Portia's allegations come days after The Good Wife's Julianna Margulies revealed on the show Just Jenny Seagal asked her to come to his hotel room to "rehearse" when she was just 23. 

“When I was 23, a casting director, a woman, said, ‘Steven Seagal wants to go over the scene with you in his hotel room at 10 o’clock at night.’ I got to the hotel at 10:40, and she wasn’t there. And he was. Alone. And he made sure that I saw his gun, which I had never seen a gun in real life. And I got out of there unscathed … I never was raped. And I never was harmed. And I don’t know how I got out of that hotel room … I sort of screamed my way out."

Seagal made headlines earlier this year when audio of him was released where he says some truly disgusting things about women. 

Katherine Heigl has also said she was harassed by Seagal when she was just 16 years old. 

Seagal has also been sued by former assistants in the past with one alleging she was asked to give the star massages as part of her job. 

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