Portia de Rossi accuses Steven Seagal of harassment
Arrested Development actress Portia de Rossi has accused Steven Seagal of sexually harassing her during an audition for one of his films.
The Hollywood star made the allegation on Twitter that the actor and producer unzipped his trousers while she was doing an audition in his office.
She wrote: "My final audition for a Steven Segal (sic) 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.
"I ran out and called my agent. Unfazed, she replied, 'well, I didn’t know if he was your type.'"
Seagal's manager said that the 65-year-old actor had no comment on the allegation.
Following de Rossie's revelation, her wife, talkshow host Ellen DeGeneres, said she was "proud" of her.
I’m proud of my wife. https://t.co/NABbOJoBrf— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) November 9, 2017
The accusation from de Rossi follows similar allegations of sexual misconduct made against the actor, including from The Good Wife star Julianne Margulies.
Margulies alleged that she had a "horrific" encounter Seagal in his hotel room where she met him to practice a scene for the 1991 film Out For Justice. The Emmy-award winner said Seagal "made sure that I saw his gun", however she managed to escape from the room "unscathed".
Seagal is one of the latest Hollywood figures to stand accused of sexual harassment or sexual assault after women began coming forward about producer Harvey Weinstein last month.
The 65-year-old, who has "unequivocally denied" allegations of non-consensual sex, is facing criminal investigations in both the US and the UK.
House of Cards actor Kevin Spacey is among the high-profile Hollywood stars to have been accused of sexual assault. Netflix has since severed ties with the actor and his scenes from the upcoming Ridley Scott film All the Money in the World have been cut and are being re-filmed with Christopher Plummer in his role.