Portia de Rossi accuses Steven Seagal of sexually harassing her

ANI | Updated: Nov 09, 2017 22:02 IST

New Delhi [India], November 9 (ANI): American-Australian actor Portia de Rossi has accused Steven Seagal of sexually harassing her by unzipping "his leather pants" during the final audition of a movie in his office.

The 44-year-old alleged that he told her that they should have an "off-screen chemistry" before undoing his trousers in his office.

She then ran from the office and called her agent, who apparently seemed aware of what might happen.

Portia tweeted the ordeal: "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."

"I ran out and called my agent. Unfazed, she replied, 'well, I didn't know if he was your type.' (sic)"

To which, Ellen DeGeneres backed her wife Portia and tweeted, "I'm proud of my wife. https://twitter.com/portiaderossi/status/928393978080358404 ."

Portia's claims come just a few days after Julianna Margulies levelled accusations at the actor.

The 51-year-old ER star said, "When I was 23, a casting director, a woman, said, 'Steven Seagal wants to go over the scene with you in his hotel room at 10 o'clock at night'." (ANI)