Steven Seagal is being investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department following multiple allegations of sexual harassment.
“We have an open investigation,” LAPD police officer Norma Eisenman confirmed to USA TODAY late Friday. No other details were immediately available.
Jenny McCarthy and Portia de Rossi are among those who have come forward with stories of how the action-star Seagal harassed them.
McCarthy claims the actor and producer pressed her to undress during a 1995 audition for Under Siege 2. McCarthy recalled him saying, “You know, this part has nudity in it, and I can’t really tell what your body looks like in that dress you’re wearing.'”
McCarthy said she told the actor that her agent had insisted there was no nudity in the project, to which she says Seagal responded that “there is off-camera nudity,” and asked her to lower her dress so he could see her breasts.
McCarthy says she walked out of the audition, but claims Seagal followed her and warned her not to tell anyone, “or else.”
De Rossi has said Seagal unzipped his pants during a private office audition and Julianna Margulies has said that she had a similar incident with Seagal when she was 23.
“He told me how important it was to have chemistry off-screen as he sat me down and unzipped his leather pants,” de Rossi wrote on Twitter. “I ran out and called my agent.”
The agent was “unfazed,” said de Rossi. “She replied, ‘Well, I didn’t know if he was your type.’ ”
A rep for Seagal did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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