Just days after news of several celebrities accusing Steven Seagal of sexual harassment, a hidden interview of the actor was released; the star allegedly using vulgar and foul language to describe a few female reporters.
According to DailyMailTV, the 65-year-old actor spoke openly with a male reporter about his views on certain female reporters, and according to the recording, it wasn’t too flattering for select ladies who’ve interviewed Seagal.
“Well, I found that interestingly enough, the few times that I had a hard time, it was usually with women,” Seagal reportedly said to the reporter. “When somebody is on tour, a promotional tour, he’s there to talk about his film, not about who he’s f***ed or who he would like to f**k or who his wife was with ten years ago…..”
“They should go into pornography or something else instead of journalism if they want to hear that s**t. They’re a bunch of a**holes.”
The unknown male reporter, who chuckled at Seagal’s comments, asked the actor why he thought women journalists didn’t treat him professionally. Seagal remarked that maybe some women didn’t care for action movies, the main genre he stars in. Yet, another reporter, the star concluded, was a “just some dumb c***t that is a liar and wanted to be sensational.”
“If I ever see her again, I’ll tell her to her face, I think she belongs in a zoo,” Seagal continued. “Bunch of f***ing dirty w****s! You sit down with this sweet little nice girl and she seems to adore you and all this and that, and you’re a perfect gentleman, and you know, unbelievable.”
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Days prior to the release of the secretly-recorded interview, Inside Edition correspondent Lisa Guerrero, 53, opened up to The Hollywood Reporter about alleged sexual harassment at the hands of Seagal. Guerrero claimed that in the mid 1990s, she auditioned for a movie part inside Seagal’s Beverly Hills home. She said when she knocked on his door, Seagal answered in a silk kimono and looked immediately surprised that her female manager was with her.
Guerrero said Seagal invited them in motioned for her to come into another room, and although he didn’t touch her or disrobe, he made her feel uncomfortable to the point she later declined when asked to come back for a “private rehearsal.”
“I just remember feeling like I dodged a bullet. I immediately called my manager and told her I was OK. By the time I got home she called me and said they called back and wanted me to go back that night for a private rehearsal.”
Guerrero ended up taking a smaller part in the movie after she was cut from the larger role for refusing to do the private rehearsal. She claimed that while filming, Seagal approached her and asked her to come to his dressing room with him. She refused, and her role was completely cut from the film.
Meanwhile, actress Rae Dawn Chong told The Wrap last week that in the 1980s, she showed up to audition for a movie role, only to be greeted by Seagal standing in his bathrobe at his hotel door.
“I stood outside the open door mortified that I was told to go to this meeting,” she said. “My heart broke because my agency had obviously pimped me out to this creep.”
After Seagall opened the room to his hotel, Chong said he strolled over to a chair, sat down, and exposed his “junk” to her.
“[He] “walked across his room and sat in a chair and manspread so I could see his junk. But he casually covered back up as if it was a mistake.”
After Seagal reportedly asked to feel the Chong’s blouse, she excused herself and left. According to the actress, the harassment didn’t stop there.
“For years Steven Seagal would leave sex messages on my message machine. I had never met him before that night and never spoke to him again but for some reason he decided he could do this,” Chong said. “What burned me most was the agents. They got away with this and I was burned by them. I could not tell on them — who would I tell?”
In 1988, Jenny McCarthy spoke with the Movieline and opened up about her own experiences with Seagal when she auditioned for the movie, Under Siege 2. According to the actress, Seagal asked her to take off her dress, despite the role not having any nudity scenes.
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“Well, I’m ready to read,’ he said, ‘Stand up, you have to be kind of sexy in the movie and in that dress, I can’t tell.’ I stand up and he goes, ‘Take off your dress.’ I said, ‘What?’ and he said, ‘There’s nudity.’ I said, ‘No, there’s not, or I wouldn’t be here right now.’
He said again, ‘There’s nudity,’ and I said, ‘The pages are right in front of me. There’s no nudity.’ He goes, ‘Take off your dress.’ I just started crying and said, ‘Rent my [Playboy] video, you a**hole!’ and ran out to the car.”
McCarthy alleged that Seagal followed her to her car and warned her not to tell anyone. Yet, McCarthy, who claimed the story was indeed true, said she wasn’t worried about Seagal filing a lawsuit against her over the truth.
“If I saw him today, I would still say, ‘You’re a f***ing a**hole and I really hope you change your ways.'”
[Feature Photo: AP/Ivan Sekretarev, File]