Another actress has accused 1980s movie star Steven Seagal of sexually harassing her at an audition.
Eva LaRue, who appeared on “All My Children” for years before moving to “CSI: Miami,” told Deadline that Seagal locked her in a room at his home in 1990 and then whipped open his kimono.
The “Above the Law” star stood there in only his underwear, said LaRue, who was 22 at the time.
“It was clear he was not just getting cozy,” said LaRue, who joins actresses Portia de Rossi, Julianna Margulies and Jenny McCarthy in lodging complaints against Seagal.
LaRue said her agent had arranged for an audition at Seagal’s home – and against her better judgment, she went.
Two producers, as well as a casting director, would be present, her agent assured her.
LaRue said everything appeared legitimate at first. There were indeed three others present at the meeting, and they talked about the plot and character of the upcoming film.
Seagal eventually got up and asked LaRue to come with him to get the script, she told Deadline.
He led her to a room, told her to have a seat on the couch, and locked the doors behind her while she settled in, LaRue said.
I go to sit on the couch and he comes towards me and he’s opening his weirdo kimono. There’s no script or anything. Just him standing there with his kimono open,” she told Deadline.
“He had underwear on, thank God, and he was bare everywhere else. And it was clear he was not just getting cozy,” said LaRue.
She jumped up and fumbled with the lock, making excuses while he pleaded for her to stay and have a drink with him, she recounted.
LaRue said she eventually bolted out of the house, and later called her agent, who she claims was in on what happened.
“All these agents back then knew what was going on for ages. Thanks for not telling us. Everybody knew but us actors. But nobody followed up or anything,” LaRue said.
Jenny McCarthy said Seagal told her to take off her dress during an audition before he unzipped his own pants.
De Rossi shared her account on Twitter, writing that Seagal told her “how important it is to have chemistry off set” as he unzipped his leather pants during an audition. Like LaRue, De Rossi said her agent was unfazed when she relayed what happened.
Margulies, who did not go into specific details about what happened during a hotel meeting with Seagal, said he was armed with a gun.
“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,” Margulies said. “It always starts with, ‘I’m a healer, I want to massage you.’ I sort of screamed my way out.”