It was only a few months ago that Steven Seagal's $1 million sexual harassment lawsuit from a former assistant was dropped, and now another harassment allegation has resurfaced, this time from Jenny McCarthy.
In a Movieline interview in 1998, McCarthy claimed that Seagal asked her to undress during an audition for Under Siege 2: Dark Territory. The interview was revisited on Access Hollywood last week during an investigative piece.
Here's what a spokesperson for Seagal had to say about the allegation:
“Warner Brothers casting for the film ‘Under Siege 2’ has confirmed that Jenny McCarthy never auditioned for a role on ‘Under Siege 2.’ Her claim is completely false.”
Here's the original allegation by McCarthy:
“I went to the audition for ‘Under Siege 2’ with, like, 15 other Jenny McCarthys. These girls came in and out of his office and I was last. Steven comes out and goes, ‘Hmm, so you’re last.’ I’m thinking, ‘Shouldn’t a casting person be doing this?’ I go inside his carpet, which has shag carpet and this huge couch, and he’s by himself and says, ‘Sit on the couch.’ I have my [script pages] and I say, ‘OK, I’m ready,’ but he says, ‘No, I want to find out about you.’ I knew what was coming. He goes, ‘So, you were Playmate of the Year."
“I was wearing this very baggy dress, which I always wear to auditions, with my hair pulled back. I’m listening to him go on and on about how he found his soul in Asia and is one with himself and whatever. When I said, ‘Well, I’m ready to read,’ he said, ‘Stand up, you have to be kind of sexy in the movie and in that dress, I can’t tell.’ I stand up and he goes, ‘Take off your dress.’ I said, ‘What?’ and he said, ‘There’s nudity.’ I said, ‘No, there’s not, or I wouldn’t be here right now.’ He said again, ‘There’s nudity,’ and I said, ‘The pages are right in front of me. There’s no nudity.’ He goes, ‘Take off your dress.’ I just started crying and said, ‘Rent my [Playboy] video, you a**hole!’ and ran out to the car."
More from McCarthy:
“I’m closing my car door and he grabs me and says, ‘Don’t you ever tell anybody.’ He won’t sue me or say anything because he knows it’s true. If I saw him today, I would still say, ‘You’re a f***ing a**hole and I really hope you change your ways."
Seagal's spokesperson has denied these claims.
Given Steven's track record of being accused of this type of thing, we're inclined to believe Jenny.
Guess we'll see if either party chooses to comment further.
Who do U believe? Jenny McCarthy or Steven Seagal?
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