When you have an entertainment website you obviously have to search for entertainment news. Well latley it's all about Hollywood sex scandals. I for one do not believe everyone I read as some are pretty far fetched. Granted I believe about 90 percent of them though.
When going through the news this morning one of my favorite action stars of the 90s has made those headlines. I'm talking about Steven Seagal. This is part of an article I read on The Washington Post site
In the wake of the Weinstein scandal, a number of women have come forward this week with allegations of sexual harassment against the action movie star. Start with TV reporter Lisa Guerrero.
In 1996, Guerrero was a 31-year-old with a few minor roles to her credit (Matlock, Batman Returns ) when her manager, Lorraine Berglund, phoned with exciting news. “They want you to read for the female lead in a Steven Seagal film,” Berglund said, “but the audition is going to be held at his house in Beverly Hills.”
Upon arrival, Guerrero and Rhodes were greeted by Seagal, who answered the door clad only in a silk robe. He ushered them into a side room, where he sat in an oversized, ornate chair on a platform (“We called it ‘the throne,” says Guerrero) and asked Guerrero to read her scenes. When she finished, Seagal, who was also a producer on the film, Fire Down Below, said, “You’re fantastic! Tell me about yourself.”
“I drove home feeling pretty good about the audition,” Guerrero recalls, “and that same day my manager called. ‘Steven wants to offer you the lead,’ she said, ‘but you have to go back to his home for a private rehearsal tonight.’ ”
According to the Newsweek article linked above, “Inside Edition” is preparing a report that will include similar allegations by multiple women going back decades.
I've never met Steven Seagal but after seeing Hard to Kill as a teenager I started studying Akido. By no means is Seagal a hero of mine I always looked forward to his films. Even now when he's the subject of mockery, some of which is deserved I still sit back and watch his straight to video movies.
I hope this is a bs accusation buy I'm sure it's only a matter of time before the memes of him on a throne pop up.