Steven Seagal sat down for an interview with a BBC news program — and then stood right back up again when asked an uncomfortable question he didn’t want to answer.
On Thursday night, the star of such direct-to-DVD action flicks as “Mercenary for Justice” and “Driven to Kill” appeared via satellite on “BBC Newsnight”, with anchor Kirsty Wark asking Seagal about his friendship with Russian President Vladimir Putin and his new role as a “special representative” for the Russian government.
In the video above, Seagal offers lacklustre responses to Wark’s questions until she mentions that he’s “been very much caught up in all the allegations of sexual harassment, you’ve had a rape allegation against you and I wonder how you deal with all that?”
Seagal, however, never even heard the last part of that question, brusquely yanking out his earpiece at the word “rape” before standing up and walking away.
In addition to those allegations, one-time aspiring actress Regina Simons alleges that Seagal raped her at a 1993 party when she was just 18. Seagal has denied all allegations.