Portia de Rossi Says Steven Seagal Propositioned Her, Unzipped His Pants During an Audition

Photo: AP
Photo: AP

On Wednesday, actress Portia de Rossi alleged in a Twitter post that actor Steven Seagal behaved highly inappropriately toward her at a movie audition once. De Rossi writes, “My final audition for a Steven [Seagal] 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.”


De Rossi is not the first woman to level sexual misconduct allegations against Seagal. On Friday, The Good Wife actress Julianna Margulies recalled in an interview with Sirius XM’s “Just Jenny” how Seagal allegedly threatened her hen she as 23 years old. 

Margulies says she met Seagal in a hotel at the request of a female casting director who notified her he wanted to practice a scene. According to Margulies, when she arrived at the hotel, Seagal was armed with a gun.

“I got to the hotel around 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. I got out of there unscathed…I never was raped, and I never was harmed. I don’t know how I got out of that hotel room.”

And in October, former actress, now a correspondent at Inside Edition, Lisa Guerrero said that in the ’90s she too was asked to participate in a private audition for a film role (1997’s Fire Down Below), this time at Seagal’s Beverly Hills mansion. Guerrero agreed to go on the condition that the film’s female casting director, Shari Rhodes, accompany her. When she got there, Seagal asked her to perform her lines whiles he sat on a throne. He allegedly wore a silk robe for the occasion.

contributing writer, nights



I think we can all agree that this is probably the least surprising of all of the recent revelations.

“NOT Steven Segall!!!”-said no one ever.