As a kid I grew up watching some amazing action stars like Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, and Jean-Claude Van Damme. For some people, Steven Seagal was that actor who shaped their views of the world.
I mean, don't get me wrong, I watched his movies, but he wasn't my favorite action star by any stretch of the imagination. I just wasn't buying his aikido skills as being this kind of unstoppable martial art, and that's when I was 8-years-old.
Most recently, Steven Seagal has been in the news because of allegations of sexual misconduct. The accusations from Arrested Development star Portia de Rossi point to a huge problem with how women are treated in Hollywood, and are now going viral on twitter.
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
In a revealing tweet, de Rossi details a final audition she had in a Steven Seagal film where the action star allegedly exposed himself to her.
Equally disgusting was her agent's alleged response to the sexual misconduct.
Ellen DeGeneres expressed her support of her wife in a simple retweet, bringing even more awareness to the allegations she raised against the action star.
De Rossi isn't the only actress who's accused Seagal of sexual harassment. Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife) also alleged that both Harvey Weinstein and Steven Seagal aggressively came on to her.