Steven Seagal walks off set.
During the 80s and 90s, western action cinema was dominated by a few men, all household names. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone are perhaps the first names that come to mind for a great many people, as well as Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundgren, Chuck Norris and a host of others. Another was Steven Seagal, a master of aikido and once one of the kings of the action genre. Fast forward to today and Steven Seagal is still making action films, both domestically and abroad.
But now it seems that Steven Seagal has found himself in some pretty hot water.
As the Me Too Movement continues to gain traction, Steven Seagal has been named by an accuser claiming the action star assaulted them. When being interviewed on BBC Newsnight, Steven Seagal appeared visibly upset when asked about these allegations, so much so that the walks off set before concluding the interview.
This is the moment Steven Seagal walks out on a #newsnight interview over questioning about #metoo allegations, which he denies.@sseagalofficial | @KirstyWark | @BBCTwo | #newsnight pic.twitter.com/Lr6mE3th4F
— BBC Newsnight (@BBCNewsnight) October 4, 2018
What do you make of these turn of events? Does this help or hurt the image of Steven Seagal?