The world is in the midst of a major #MeToo movement where all male stars wake up possibly being charged of sexual assault or inappropriate behaviour, from the obviously guilty Weinstein (who now faces arrest both in the US and the UK) over Ratner to Spacey, there are now also allegations being made against Oliver Stone and Jeremy Piven, but we have to admit one for each of them seems a bit bleak. Then again, let’s take these things serious.
In the UK, two government ministers have had to resign and a ‘dirty dossier’ is going around that is listing 40 members of government. Politicians also won’t escape.
Every day now at least one man is accused of sexual assault, and the names are mostly quite big we must admit.
The latest allegations are now being launched today. The alleged abuser is Steven Seagal and the accused is Ms Julianna Marguiles (Who is most known for playing Carol Hathaway on ER, a role for which she won an emmy).
Tales of abuse by Mr Seagal are indeed nothing new, with allegations of rape and assault having been made against the actor over the years already.
Ms Marguiles said: “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 wasn’t 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 don’t know how I got out of that hotel room … I sorta screamed my way out.”
The reported abuse of Ms Marguiles adds to a long list for Mr Seagal. One of the other prominent accusers of the action star was Ms Jenny McCarthy, who says during casting for a Seagal movie in the 1990s, she was taken to a room where she was left alone with the actor. Mr Seagal allegedly told her: “So you were [Playboy’s] Playmate of the Year? Take off your dress.”