Hollywood strongman Steven Seagal has been accused of sexual harassment by Actress Portia de Rossi.
The Arrested Development actress, who is in a same-sex marriage with US talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, made the allegation in a tweet posted on Wednesday night.
She alleges that during a film audition Mr Seagal told her “how important it was to have chemistry off-screen” before unzipping his trousers.
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.”
— Portia de Rossi (@portiaderossi) November 8, 2017
Mr Seagal’s manager told BBC News that the actor had no comment.
The 65-year-old is best known for his action roles during the 1980s and 1990s, including Under Siege and Flight of Fury. He was given Russian citizenship by President Vladimir Putin in 2016.
Several other women have come forward to accuse Mr Seagal of inappropriate behaviour and harassment, including the Good Wife actress Julianna Margulies and model Jenny McCarthy.
He is the latest person in Hollywood to stand accused of sexual harassment or sexual assault after women began coming forward about producer Harvey Weinstein.
In the tweet, Ms de Rossi said her complaints about Mr Seagal’s behaviour were dismissed at the time by her agent.
She did not specify which movie the audition was for, or in which year the incident allegedly happened.