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Eva LaRue accuses Steven Seagal of sexual misconduct

Former Csi: Miami star Eva Larue has become the latest actress to share disturbing allegations of sexual harassment against Steven Seagal.
The action man recently hit headlines after Julianna Margulies recalled an uncomfortable encounter she reportedly experienced with Seagal when she was a young actress, prompting Jenny McCarthy and Portia de Rossi to also speak out about their own alleged incidents with the 65-year-old.
Now LaRue has claimed she was subjected to sexual misconduct by the Under Siege star during a movie audition at his home back in 1990, when she was 22.
LaRue was hesitant about attending the try out, but her agent assured her she wouldn’t be alone at the audition, so she went ahead with the meeting “against my better judgment”, she recalled to Deadline.com.
According to the actress, there were two other men and a woman present at the get-together, where Seagal entered the room dressed in a kimono, and then called on Eva to follow him to retrieve the project’s script.
“I don’t know why we don’t have the script in the living room where we were meeting,” she shared, “but I said, ‘OK,’ and I follow him, thinking we’re going to his office.”
His office turned out to be a large guest room, where Seagal invited her to sit on the couch.
“It was like a literal casting couch,” Eva continued. “And as I was walking towards the couch, with my back towards the door, he’s busy closing and locking the doors behind my back. I go to sit on the couch, and he comes towards me and he’s opening his weirdo kimono. There’s no script or anything. Just him standing there with his kimono open. He had underwear on, thank God, and he was bare everywhere else. And it was clear he was not just getting cozy.”
Eva quickly made an excuse to leave and headed for the door, which she then discovered had been locked. He reportedly urged her to stay and have a drink with him, but she refused and told him, “Send the script to my agent. I’ll read it, but I gotta go.”
The actress, who reported the alleged incident to her agent, is proud to see other women speak out about misconduct in Hollywood ever since top producer Harvey Weinstein was accused of sexual harassment and assault in a New York Times expose, because it’s about time the seedy side of the industry was exposed.
“Most of us have had to dodge these bullets our entire careers,” Eva remarked. “It was part of being a woman in the industry. It’s like wearing pumps: It’s painful, but we gotta wear pumps.”
Seagal has yet to respond to LaRue’s account of their meeting.

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