He "unequivocally denies" the claims
Steven Seagal has responded to the latest in a series of sexual assault allegations facing him.
The actor, director and producer was recently accused of exposing himself to former Bond star Rachel Grant during an audition. Seagal “unequivocally denies” the claims.
Grant – who appeared in Die Another Day – has alleged to BBC News that Seagal pulled down her top during an audition in Bulgaria, “pushing” her onto a bed “with force”, before unzipping his trousers.
Grant says she burst into tears and Seagal apologised, but that she later lost her job on the film in question, 2003’s Out for a Kill.
Seagal’s lawyers have since released a statement, saying: “Our client denies having such contact with Ms Grant and further vehemently denies any alleged assault at all, in particular, the alleged assault occurring in Sofia, Bulgaria, in 2002.”
It’s the latest sexual misconduct allegation facing Seagal. Last October, Seagal was accused of historic sexual harassment by US TV presenter Lisa Guerrero.
The Los Angeles police department (LAPD) has confirmed they are investigating Seagal over an allegation of sexual assault.
- For help, advice or more information regarding sexual harassment, assault and rape in the UK, visit the Rape Crisis charity website. In the US, visit RAINN.