Jenny McCarthy says Steven Seagal sexually harassed her during audition
Nov 13 2017
A Hollywood exec has told how she was sexually harassed by Steven Seagal as a budding actress on the set of his 1991 movie "Out for Justice".
McCarthy recalled auditioning for Under Siege 2 in a muumuu "so the casting people would actually look at my face and watch my work".
Though McCarthy was "totally starstruck" to see Seagal, she remembered walking into the audition room with a "firm", "serious actress" handshake.
"So I stand across from him and he plops onto a sofa that's near a fireplace - of course it is - and taps the sofa cushion next to him saying, 'Take a seat".
The premiere of CK's film I Love You, Daddy was abruptly cancelled after the report was published, and he pulled out of an appearance on CBS comedy chat show The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, the Times reported. "I'm just really excited to read for this part, and I have so much energy I need to stand'".
"However, McCarthy insisted that Seagal had other ideas, with her admitting he told her: "'You know, this part has nudity in it.
McCarthy admitted to being alarmed by the obvious ploy.
"I go to sit on the couch and he comes towards me and he's opening his weirdo kimono". "It always starts with, 'I'm a healer, I want to massage you.' I sort of squirmed my way out".
The ex-actress said, "I told him, 'You're married, ' and he just said, 'Ah, you are no fun.' I worked for two weeks, then they let me go". My agent says there's no nudity.
"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", Margulies said.
McCarthy claims Seagal replied, "There is off-camera nudity", before asking her to lower her dress again.
She paused, says her eyes filled with tears and then yelled back at him, "Go buy my Playboy video - it's on sale for $19.99".
The ordeal wasn't over, though. She said he followed her to her auto and instructed her not to tell anybody, "or else".
"It was so disheartening", she explained. "And I thought about like, 'I was the last girl that day". How many girls had to take off their clothes? "How many girls had to do more?' It just so grossed me out".