In a new interview, Julianna Margulies made some shocking allegations against two very powerful men in the entertainment business — Harvey Weinstein and Steven Seagal.
The Good Wife actress sat down for an interview earlier today on SiriusXM’s Just Jenny which is hosted by Jenny Hutt.
Margulies said she had to scream her way from both incidents and is still surprised that she got away unharmed.
She said that the Seagal incident occurred in 1989 and he attempted to sexually assault her at gunpoint.
The 51-year-old television star had this to say about her horrific encounter with Seagal after she went to his hotel room to go over some scenes: “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.’…I got to the hotel at 10:40, and she was not there. And he was. Alone. And he made sure that I saw his gun, which I had never seen a gun in real life. And I got out of there unscathed…I never was raped. And I never was harmed. And I do not know how I got out of that hotel room…I sorta screamed my way out.”
While in the now-canceled classic TV series, ER, Margulies was told that a sit-down with Weinstein would get her a screen test.
She went to Weinstein’s room with another woman who promised to stay by her side during the interview.
The woman quickly left the room, and this is what happened next: “He opened the door, in a bathrobe. I could see that there were candles lit in the room, and there was a dinner for two. And I saw him stare at [my assistant], daggers…And he looked at me, furious…And he slammed the door. And, of course, I did not get the part.”
Margulies went on to say that she is proud of the hundreds of women and men who have come out to share their stories.
She confessed: “I think one thing people forget about women, hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. When we band together, the voice is not going to die. We are not brushing anything under the rug anymore. We are not shrugging this off.”
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