Tell us how you really feel about female journalists, Steven Seagal.
Back in 1988, the big-screen action hero’s opinion of women in the fourth estate was quite low, as demonstrated by a recently unearthed 1988 audio recording.
In the recordings, obtained by the Daily Mail, Seagal goes off on a profanity-laced rant in which he slams female journalists with such epithets as “wh*res,” “c**ksuckers,” “a**holes” and the c-word, among others.
In the recording, Seagal is apparently griping about his experiences with female journalists while promoting his 1988 breakthrough debut movie, “Above the Law”.
“Well, I found that interestingly enough, the few times that I had a hard time, it was usually with women,” Seagal says in the recording. “When somebody is on tour, a promotional tour, he’s there to talk about his film, not about who he’s f**ked or who he would like to f**k or who his wife was with 10 years ago.”
Seagal followed that by stating: “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.”
“You think it’s because of the subject matter?” asks the man he’s speaking with, who is apparently interviewing him. “Most women don’t like action pictures.”
Seagal responds: “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 then goes on to claim that specific reporter “pretended she was in love” with him and then wrote things he claims were false.
Quips Seagal: “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 then goes on to claim that specific reporter “pretended she was in love” with him and then wrote things he claims were false.
“If I ever see her again, I’ll tell her to her face, I think she belongs in a zoo,” says Seagal. “Bunch of f**king dirty wh*res! ‘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.”
Asked how he plans to “combat” such interviews, Seagal offers the following solution: “The way you combat is by let’s not ever do an interview again to show these c**ksuckers.”
ET Canada has reached out to Seagal’s rep for comment.