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Portia de Rossi accuses Steven Seagal of sexual misconduct during film audition

Portia de Rossi accuses Steven Seagal of sexual misconduct during film audition

Portia de Rossi spoke out on Wednesday about her experiences with Steven Seagal, alleging that he acted inappropriately while she was auditioning for one of his films.

De Rossi's wife, Ellen DeGeneres, publicly declared her support for the actress.

Telling him she had been told there was no nudity, Seagal allegedly told her "there is off-camera nudity".

The allegations, which were shared by the Arrested Development actor on Twitter, follows similar claims of misconduct made against Seagal by three other women. I got out of there unscathed...

The actress, who now stars in The Good Wife claims that Seagal brought out a gun in his hotel room, where she had been invited to "audition".

The final audition for the unknown project took place in Seagal's office.

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Her agent apparently replied: "well, I didn't know if he was your type". "He told me how important it was to have chemistry off-screen as he sat me down and unzipped his leather trousers", she recalled. "I don't travel. I don't have money for a cab". "It's a long story... but I never was raped, and I never was harmed, and I don't know how I got out of that hotel room".

The agent was "unfazed", De Rossi tweeted. "I said, 'isn't that illegal?" Margulies claimed that she had initially been told that a female casting director would be in attendance for the audition, but that when she arrived Seagal was alone.

'I ran out and called my agent. "[He says] 'So, you were Playmate of the Year?' Then he said, 'Take off your dress.' I just started crying and said, 'Rent my Playboy video, you a-hole!' and ran out to the auto".

De Rossi is the second actress to accuse Seagal of inappropriate behavior in the last week. Seagal's lawyer, Marty Singer-who now represents stars like Ratner-denied the claims, calling them "false, fabricated and defamatory".

HuffPost UK have contacted Steven Seagal's reps for comment.