Steven Seagal did not take it too well when one interviewer inquired about the sexual misconduct accusations against him. In fact, the actor decided to just walk out without answering at all!
The man was on BBC’s Newsnight earlier today, but the chat was cut short when the host, Kirsty Wark, mentioned the #MeToo Movement as well as the accusations brought against the 66-year-old actor.
Seagal has denied the allegations that he’s sexually harassed women in his past, but this time around, he just avoided addressing the scandal altogether.
‘You’ve been caught up in all the allegations of sexual harassment, you had a rape accusation against you, and I wonder how you deal with all of that?’ asked Wark as the celeb started to take his earpiece off before standing up and leaving without another word.
Off-screen, someone could be heard offering to ‘take off the microphone off’ the actor.
At this point, Wark turned to the camera, stating: ‘Seagal there, and of course, though he did not respond, he has said previously that he denies all allegation made against him.’
BBC’s Newsnight took to their official Twitter to share the very moment it happened, writing: ‘This is the moment Steven Seagal walks out on a #newsnight interview over questioning about #metoo allegations, which he [email protected] | @KirstyWark | @BBCTwo | #newsnight.’
This is the moment Steven Seagal walks out on a #newsnight interview over questioning about #metoo allegations, which he denies.@sseagalofficial | @KirstyWark | @BBCTwo | #newsnight pic.twitter.com/Lr6mE3th4F
— BBC Newsnight (@BBCNewsnight) October 4, 2018
One of his accusers is none other than Ellen DeGeneres’ wife, Portia de Rossi, who claimed Seagal sexually harassed her while she was auditioning for a film of his.
On her Twitter account, the actress revealed that ‘My final audition for a Steven Seagal project took place in his office. He told me how important it was to have chemistry off screen as he sat me down and then unzipped his leather pants. I ran out and called my agent. Unfazed, she replied, ‘Well, I didn’t know if he was your type.’’