Steven Seagal walks out of Newsnight interview after facing grilling over sexual assault claims

"You had a rape allegation against you and I wonder how you deal with all that."

Steven Seagal abandoned an interview on Newsnight yesterday evening, after facing questions about the allegations of sexual assault that he has faced.

In January, the action movie star was 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 – 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.

But as he appeared on Newsnight, the screen icon had no intention of discussing the claims once more.

Beginning her questioning of Seagal, Kirsty Wark asked: “You obviously spend a lot of time in Russia, you spend a lot of time in America, you’re making films and so forth.

“In terms of your life in America, you’ve been very much caught up in all the allegations of sexual harassment. You had a rape allegation against you and I wonder how you deal with all that.”

After Wark’s question came to an end, Seagal was seen immediately removing his microphone and leaving the interview.

“Steven Seagal there”, Wark responded.

“And of course although he didn’t respond there, he has said previously that he denies any allegations that have been made against him.”