AceShowbiz - Veteran movie action man Steven Seagal abruptly ended a BBC TV interview on Thursday night (October 04) when he was asked about rape allegations brought against him.
The actor was talking about his career and his love for Russia on "Newsnight" when host Kirsty Wark changed the subject and mentioned the sexual misconduct, harassment and assault claims made by multiple women, including actresses Portia de Rossi, Julianna Margulies, and Jenny McCarthy.
"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?" Wark asked as Seagal ripped out his earpiece, stood up and walked off.
This is the moment Steven Seagal walks out on a #newsnight interview over questioning about #metoo allegations, which he denies.@sseagalofficial | @KirstyWark | @BBCTwo | #newsnightpic.twitter.com/Lr6mE3th4F
— BBC Newsnight (@BBCNewsnight) October 4, 2018
In March, Seagal was accused of raping a woman in the 1990s, while another alleged victim claimed he sexually assaulted her in 2002.
Meanwhile, de Rossi recently revealed she fled when Seagal allegedly unzipped his pants during a casting meeting, and Margulies claimed she had an awkward late night encounter with the star when he asked her to "go over a scene" with her in his hotel room.
"I got to the hotel at 10.40, and he made sure that I saw his gun... I had never seen a gun in real life. I got out of there unscathed."
Seagal has denied all rape claims against him and last month the Los Angeles District's Attorney's office determined the 1990s rape allegation against him was well beyond the statute of limitations and he would not face any charges, according to TMZ.