Jenny McCarthy has joined the chorus of women sharing their sexual harassment stories, claiming that Steven Seagal tried to make her take her dress off in front of him when she auditioned for "Under Siege 2."
"I purposely wore a mumu to the audition so the casting people would actually look at my face and watch my work," the former Playmate said during her SiriusXM radio show on Thursday.
She said she walked into Seagal's office and quickly noticed there were no other people in the room. "Now, I've been on a few auditions and there's at least two people in every room," she said. "But I talked myself out of it, like, 'Well, he's a celebrity. So maybe it's normal.' So I stand across from him and he plops onto a sofa that's near a fireplace and taps the sofa cushion next to him saying to me, 'Take a seat, relax.'"
McCarthy said she politely refused to sit next to him and tried to proceed with the audition, but Seagal kept bragging about himself and eyeing her. Then he allegedly 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."
"In my head I'm like, 'OK, here we go. Sound the alarms. This is not a test this is the real thing. Activate all defense systems,'" she said. "But I so wanted to legitimately read for this part that I wasn't going to give up yet."
When she said her agent specifically told her there was no nudity in the part, Seagal replied, "Well there is off camera nudity ... I can't tell what your body looks like in that dress. Can you lower it for me?"
McCarthy again tried to return their focus to the script: "My little papers are shaking in my hand." Seagal allegedly said, "I know you must have a beautiful body underneath there. Can you lower it so I can see your breasts?"
"I paused, I looked up at him, went from shock to sadness," McCarthy said. "My eyes filled with water and I yelled, 'Go buy my Playboy video. It's on sale for $19.99' and just took off."
She also claimed that Seagal followed her out to her car and warned her not to tell anyone about what happened, "or else."
"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."
This follows allegations made by Portia de Rossi on Wednesday that Seagal "unzipped his leather pants" during a private audition in his office.
My final audition for a Steven Segal movie took place in his office. He told me how important it was to have chemistry off-screen as he sat me down and unzipped his leather pants. I️ ran out and called my agent. Unfazed, she replied, “well, I didn't know if he was your type.”