This isn’t the first time Jenny McCarthy has made a sexual harassment claim against Steven Seagal, but the actress has now spoken out about the producer again in the wake of the allegations made by Julianna Margulies.
Speaking on SiriusXM on Friday, McCarthy, 45, recalled the “gross” moment Seagal, 65, told her to get naked while she was auditioning for a role in the movie Under Siege 2 back in 1995.
McCarthy shared: “So I stand across from (Seagal) and he plops onto a sofa that’s near a fireplace. And he points at the sofa cushion next to him, saying to me, ‘Take a seat. Relax.’ I said, ‘No, thank you! I’m just really excited to read for this part. And I have so much energy I need to stand.’”
The model explained that she had “purposefully worn a muumuu to the audition so the casting people would actually look at my face and watch my work.”
However, McCarthy insisted that Seagal had other ideas, with her admitting he told her: “‘You know, this part has nudity in it. And I can’t really tell what your body looks like in that dress that you’re wearing.’”
The star went on: “In my head, I’m like, ‘Okay here we go. Sound the alarms, this is not a test, this is the real thing, activate all defense systems.’ But I so wanted to legitimately read for this part that I wasn’t gonna give up yet. So I told him, ‘Listen. My agent says there’s no nudity. I specifically asked her and she said no.’”
McCarthy claimed Seagal then said: “There is off-camera nudity,” before he asked her to lower her dress.
The Santa Baby actress said she asked: “‘Could we please read the scene,’” to which he reportedly said, “so I can see your breasts.”
McCarthy then admitted this is when she started crying, before telling him: “Go buy my Playboy video — it’s on sale for $19.99,” before she left. However, Seagal is said to have followed her to the car and warned her not to tell anyone about what had just happened “or else.”
“It was so disheartening,” she explained. “And I thought about like, ‘I was the last girl that day. How many girls had to take off their clothes? How many girls had to do more?’ It just so grossed me out.”
A spokesman for Seagal previously denied McCarthy’s claims.
McCarthy’s comments come after Portia de Rossi spoke about Seagal, insisting that the movie maker had “unzipped his leather pants” while sat next to her at an audition.