Steven Seagal storms out of BBC interview after question about rape allegation.
The actor Steven Seagal walked out of a BBC interview on Thursday after he was asked about allegations of sexual misconduct.
The action movie star was speaking to Kirsty Wark on Newsnight when she brought up the #MeToo movement and how it has impacted him.
She asked him: “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?”
At this point, Seagal pulled out his earpiece and wordlessly stepped off camera. A crew member can he heard helping him remove his microphone as cameras cut back to the studio.
This is the moment Steven Seagal walks out on a #newsnight interview over questioning about #metoo allegations, which he denies.@sseagalofficial | @KirstyWark | @BBCTwo | #newsnight pic.twitter.com/Lr6mE3th4F
— BBC Newsnight (@BBCNewsnight) October 4, 2018
“Hello, Steven Seagal?”, Wark responded before addressing the camera directly and saying: “Seagal there, and of course though he didn’t respond there, he has said previously that he denies any allegation made against him.”
The 66-year-old has been accused of sexual assault and harassment by multiple women. He has denied all of the allegations levied against him.
High-profile actresses such as Portia De Rossi and Julianna Margulies have accused him of sexual misconduct.