AceShowbiz - Steven Seagal apparently has problems with female reporters. The 65-year-old actor was caught on audio recording calling out female reporters during an interview to promote his 1988 film "Above the Law" with a male interviewer.
In the audio clips obtained by Daily Mail, the "Under Siege" actor was heard calling female reporters a number of disturbing names. When asked if he found any differences between male and female reporters, he said, "Well, I found that interestingly enough, the few times that I had a hard time, it was usually with women."
He added, "When somebody is on tour, a promotional tour, he's there to talk about his film, not about who he's f***ed or who he would like to f**k or who his wife was with ten years ago. They should go into pornography or something else instead of journalism if they want to hear that s**t. They're a bunch of a**holes."
The man conducting the interview was heard laughing at Seagal's responses. He then asked the action movie star why women in media had treated him "unfairly." "You think it's because of the subject matter? Most women don't like action pictures," the reporter asked.
"I won't even dare tell you what I think it is. One time, I'm sure that's what it was and another time it was just some dumb c***t that is a liar and wanted to be sensational," Seagal replied. He went on claiming that the female journalist "pretended like she was in love" with him then went on to write false things about him.
The "Hard to Kill" actor continued, "If I ever see her again, I'll tell her to her face, I think she belongs in a zoo. Bunch of f***ing dirty w****s! You sit down with this sweet little nice girl and she seems to adore you and all this and that, and you're a perfect gentleman, and you know, unbelievable."
Seagal said now he refuses to give interviews to "these c***suckers" to "combat" these types of situations.
The audio clips surfaced just days after several women came forward with allegations that Seagal sexually harassed them. Journalist Lisa Guerrero recalled she went to an audition for Seagal's movie "Fire Down Below" at his house in 1996. He allegedly answered the door in a silk robe.
Later that day, her manager called her saying that Seagal wanted to offer her the lead, but she'd "have to go back to his home for a private rehearsal tonight." Guerrero didn't come back to his home and she didn't get the lead. She was eventually given a smaller part in the movie.
Actress Rae Dawn Chong told TheWrap that she was called to a private audition with Seagal at the Bel Air Hotel in the 1980s, where he also answered the door in his bathrobe. Chong said Seagal sat in a chair and "manspread so I could see his junk. But he casually covered back up as if it was a mistake." Chong said she left quickly after he asked her if he could touch her silk shirt.
Chong additionally claimed that he left "sex messages" on her machine.
Earlier this year, Katherine Heigl recalled her experience working with Seagal. "My favorite was at the last day of filming, and again I had just turned 16 in this movie, and he said 'You know Katie, I've got girlfriends your age,' " she said on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!". "And I said isn't that illegal? And he said, 'They don't seem to mind,' and then I said: Mom!"
When asked about an awkward photo in which Seagal had his hand placed over the then-16-year-old Heigl's right breast, the actress replied, "I have no recollection of that moment either. I think we know why, I blocked it."