Hollywood is truly being torn apart in the wake of the massive scandal sparked by allegations against producer Harvey Weinstein.
Academy Award winners Kevin Spacey and Richard Dreyfuss have been accused of sexual misconduct, along with “Star Trek” alumnus George Takei and a number of names more often seen behind the camera — or the checkbook.
Action star Steven Seagal is latest Hollywood figure to face accusations of misconduct — as new allegations coupled with one from decades ago bring the total number of women accusing him of harassment up to five.
Entertainment Weekly brought up a 1998 interview with Jenny McCarthy, who says the incident occurred when she was hoping to earn a role in “Under Siege 2”:
After “bragging about himself,” McCarthy recalled him saying, “You know, this part has nudity in it and I can’t really tell what your body looks like in that dress that you’re wearing.”
“In my head, I’m like, ‘Okay, here we go. Sound the alarms. This is not a test, this is the real thing. Activate all defense systems,’” she said. “But I so wanted to legitimately read for this part that I wasn’t gonna give up yet. So I told him, I said, ‘Listen. My agent says there’s no nudity. I specifically asked her and she said no.’ And you know what he says to me? ‘Well, there is off-camera nudity.’”
Going from “shocked to sadness,” McCarthy yelled, “Go buy my Playboy video. It’s on sale for $19.99,” before running out of the building towards her car. That’s when, she said, Seagal followed her and threatened, “Don’t tell anybody or else.”
In addition to McCarthy, Seagal has been accused of inappropriate behavior by “Inside Edition” correspondent Lisa Guerrero and actresses Eva LaRue, Portia de Rossi and Julianna Margulies.