Crime & Justice

Actors Steven Seagal, Richard Dreyfuss, George Takei accused of sexual misconduct

Actor Steven Seagal attends a qualifying race ahead of the Russian Formula One Grand Prix at Sochi Autodrom on October 11, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
Actor Steven Seagal attends a qualifying race ahead of the Russian Formula One Grand Prix at Sochi Autodrom on October 11, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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Jenny McCarthy says actor Steven Seagal sexually harassed her during an audition in 1995.

The former Playboy model recounted her encounter with Seagal during a tryout for "Under Siege 2" on her Sirius XM radio show Thursday.

She says she was alone in the room with Seagal when he asked her to sit next to him on a couch. After she declined, she says Seagal asked her to take her clothes off even though the part required no nudity. McCarthy says she walked out of the audition, but Seagal followed her and warned her not to talk to anyone about the encounter.

McCarthy told the same story to Movieline in 1998.

A representative for Seagal didn't immediately return a request for comment Friday, but a Seagal spokesman has denied the McCarthy's accusations to The Daily Beast.

Actor Richard Dreyfuss arrives at American Film Institute's 44th Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute to John Williams on June 9, 2016.
Actor Richard Dreyfuss arrives at American Film Institute's 44th Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute to John Williams on June 9, 2016.
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Los Angeles-based writer Jessica Teich says actor Richard Dreyfuss made lewd comments to her over the course of several years and exposed himself when she was summoned to his movie set trailer.

Teich told Vulture.com she first met Dreyfuss at a theater where she worked and they spent hours together over several years after she was hired to develop a script for an ABC comedy special. The actor, she said, made continual, overt and lewd comments and invitations but she never told anyone.

In 1987, Teich said, she was summoned to his trailer on the set of one of his films and he exposed his genitals to her.

Dreyfuss denied he ever exposed himself to Jessica Teich but said he thought the other encounters with her were a playful "consensual seduction ritual." He admitted to flirting with her and has said he's "horrified and bewildered to discover that it wasn't consensual."

Dreyfuss, now 70, called Teich a friend of more than 30 years.

Teich said she decided to speak out after Dreyfuss himself tweeted support for his son Harry after the younger Dreyfuss went public with accusations that Kevin Spacey groped his crotch when he was 18.

Dreyfuss's agent, Barry McPherson, on Saturday said his client denies ever exposing himself to Teich. As for other encounters with Teich, Dreyfuss said he is now "horrified and bewildered to discover that it wasn't consensual."

Teich said she decided to speak out when Dreyfuss tweeted support for his son, Harry, after the younger Dreyfuss went public with accusations that Kevin Spacey groped his crotch when he was 18.

Actor, author and activist George Takei speaks on stage during We Day at KeyArena on April 20, 2016 in Seattle, Washington.
Actor, author and activist George Takei speaks on stage during We Day at KeyArena on April 20, 2016 in Seattle, Washington.
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"Star Trek" actor George Takei has denied he groped a model-actor in 1981.

Scott R. Brunton told The Hollywood Reporter he was 23 and living in Hollywood when he first met Takei at a bar. They exchanged numbers, speaking by telephone from time to time. He rang up Takei after breaking up with a boyfriend and Takei invited him to dinner and the theater, Brunton said. He said the two went to Takei's condo for drinks after.

He said he grew dizzy and "must have passed out," awaking to his pants around his ankles and Takei groping him. He said he extricated himself and left.

The Hollywood Reporter said Friday it spoke to four longtime friends of Brunton who said he had confided in them about Takei years ago.

Takei, the 80-year-old "Star Trek" icon, said in a series of tweets that the events described by Brunton "simply did not occur," and he does not remember ever knowing Brunton.

"Right now it is a he said/he said situation, over alleged events nearly 40 years ago. But those that know me understand that non-consensual acts are so antithetical to my values and my practices, the very idea that someone would accuse me of this is quite personally painful," Takei tweeted.

An audio clip surfaced from Takei's October appearance on Howard Stern's radio show where the two talked about Harvey Weinstein allegations. Stern asked Takei if he's ever grabbed anyone's genitals against their will. Takei was silent, said "uh oh" and then began laughing.

Actor Jeremy Piven attends The Hollywood Reporter's Annual Women in Entertainment Breakfast in Los Angeles at Milk Studios on December 7, 2016 in Hollywood, California.
Actor Jeremy Piven attends The Hollywood Reporter's Annual Women in Entertainment Breakfast in Los Angeles at Milk Studios on December 7, 2016 in Hollywood, California.
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Actor Jeremy Piven has responded to another allegation of sexual misconduct against him by saying he hopes the string sexual harassment allegations sweeping Hollywood will lead to "a constructive dialogue on these issues."

Piven made the statement on Twitter while denying an accusation made against him from an advertising executive. Tiffany Bacon Scourby tells People magazine Piven held her down while he performed a sex act at a hotel 14 years ago. She says she came forward to back up the claims of two other women who accused Piven of sexual misconduct.

Piven says that accusations against him "are absolutely false and completely fabricated" and added "continuing to tear each other down and destroy careers based on mere allegations is not productive on any level."

Executive producer Andrew Kreisberg speaks onstage at the 'What's Next for
Executive producer Andrew Kreisberg speaks onstage at the 'What's Next for "Supergirl," "The Flash," "Arrow" and "DC's Legends of Tomorrow": The Executive Producers' discussion during the 2016 Television Critics Association Summer Tour on August 11, 2016.
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Meanwhile, "Supergirl" and "Arrow" showrunner Andrew Kreisberg has been suspended amid accusations of sexual harassment and inappropriate touching from 19 former and current employees.

Warner Bros. Television Group confirmed the suspension and investigation Saturday. The company says in a statement it "takes all allegations of misconduct extremely seriously." Accusations against Kreisberg first were reported by Variety, which did not identify the accusers by name, saying they feared retaliation.

Kreisberg's shows run on the CW network. He's also an executive producer of "The Flash" and "DC's Legends of Tomorrow."

His agent didn't immediately return an email seeking comment Saturday.

Kreisberg told Variety he's made comments on women's appearances and clothes in his capacity as an executive director "but they were not sexualized." He also said, like others, "I have given someone a non-sexual hug or kiss on the cheek."