Ellen DeGeneres Supports Wife Portia de Rossi Following Claim Steven Seagal Sexually Harassed Her

The former 'Scandal' star is the newest actress to speak out on abuse in the entertainment industry.

Ellen DeGeneres Supports Wife Portia de Rossi Following Claim Steven Seagal Sexually Harassed Her
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Ellen DeGeneres says she supports Portia de Rossi following the former Scandal actress' claim Steven Seagal sexually harassed her.

On Wednesday, Nov. 8, de Rossi shared a tweet revealing Seagal had exposed himself to her during an audition.

"My final audition for a Steven Segal movie took place in his office," she wrote. "He told me how important it was to have chemistry off-screen as he sat me down and unzipped his leather pants. I ran out and called my agent. Unfazed, she replied, 'well, I didn’t know if he was your type.'"

Several hours later, DeGeneres retweeted her wife's claim, adding that she was proud of her for speaking up.

"I’m proud of my wife," she wrote.

De Rossi is the second woman to accuse Seagal of harassment. Last week, ER alum Julianna Margulies said the martial artist tried to intimidate her while the two were alone in his hotel room.

"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,'” the actress explained on SiriusXM’s Just Jenny on Friday.

"I lived in Brooklyn, and I said, ‘Oh, I don’t do that. I don’t travel. I don’t have money for a cab.’ And I didn’t," Margulies recalled of the encounter. "And I said, ‘And I don’t take subways late at night.’ And she says, ‘Don’t worry we’ll reimburse you. And I’m here, a woman.’ 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."

Seagal has yet to respond to the allegations.

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