Steven Seagal is the latest major Hollywood figure accused of sexual misconduct in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal.
The actor has been accused by Lisa Guerrero, an Inside Edition correspondent, back in 1996.
In a new interview with Newsweek, the reporter said the actor asked to meet with her at his home to do a private audition for the movie Fire Down Below. Feeling uncomfortable, Guerrero told the outlet she went with a female representative from her casting firm. Guerrero claimed Seagal greeted them wearing only a silk robe.
'When I read about Harvey Weinstein, the reports of him appearing in a robe triggered me,' she told Newsweek. 'That’s exactly what Steven Seagal did. I found out later that he was notorious for this.'
This doesn’t mark the first time Seagal has been accused of acting inappropriately.
In 1998, Jenny McCarthy recalled an alleged incident in which he asked her to audition naked for the movie Under Siege 2. The actress told Movieline at the time that she went in for a private audition when the actor claimed there was 'nudity' called for in the script, and asked her to take off her dress. She said she was reduced to tears and left after arguing with Seagal.
A spokesman for Seagal denied McCarthy’s claims to The Daily Beast.