Jenny McCarthy Says Steven Seagal Asked Her to Undress at Audition: ‘I Yelled, Go Buy My Playboy’

Actress says she was sexually harassed by the actor during 1995 audition for “Under Siege 2”

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Jenny McCarthy detailed her 1995 encounter with Steven Seagal on her radio show on Thursday, saying that actor asked to see her naked when she auditioned for one of his films.

The actress described the incident, which occurred during an audition for the film “Under Siege 2,” on her SiriusXM show.

“I purposely wore a muumuu to the audition so the casting people would actually look at my face and watch my work,” she said. “I walk in and I shake his hand with a firm grip just to show him how professional I am. No soft lady shake, this is a serious actress handshake.”

McCarthy said Seagal was the only person in the room when she entered the audition. He asked her to sit on a couch near a fireplace with him, a request she denied.

She said Seagal then said to her, “You know, this part has nudity in it, and I can’t really tell what your body looks like in that dress you’re wearing.” After she responded that her agent had told her there would be no nudity, she said he replied that there would be “off-camera nudity.”

“He says, ‘I know you must have a beautiful body underneath there. Can you lower it so I can see your breasts?’” she said. “I paused, I looked up at him, went from shocked to sadness. My eyes filled with water and I yelled, ‘Go buy my Playboy video — it’s on sale for $19.99’ and [I] just took off.”

Seagal has been accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women, including Dutch model Faviola Dadis and “Arrested Development” star Portia de Rossi.

In a Twitter post on Wednesday, de Rossi described an audition she had with Seagal in which he “unzipped his leather pants,” claiming that it was important to their on-screen chemistry.