Portia di Rossi shares her horrifying sexual harassment story on Twitter
He wanted ‘chemistry off-screen’
Portia Lee James DeGeneres, also known as Portia de Rossi, just accused actor and director Steven Seagal of sexual harassment.
The actress and model, who as been married to Ellen DeGeneres since 2008, took to Twitter to describe a scene in which Seagal exposed himself to her as a "final audition," after telling her they would need chemistry both on and off screen if they were going to work together.
"My final audition for a Steven Seagal movie took place in his office," she says, "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."
She says her agent knew he would do that, and replied, unfazed, "I didn't know if he was your type."
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. I️ ran out and called my agent. Unfazed, she replied, “well, I didn’t know if he was your type.”
— Portia de Rossi (@portiaderossi) November 8, 2017
Earlier this week, Good Wife actress, Julianna Margulies, shared her own frightening account with Seagal, describing an alleged encounter in which he asked her to go over a scene with him in his hotel room.
Margulies says it was the middle of the night and he had a gun with him.
“I got to the hotel at 10:40," she said, "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.”