Jane Seymour claims 'she was sexually assaulted by Hollywood legend Ray Stark at his home before revealing her own son was recently roofied at a film premiere by a powerful male publicist'
- Jane Seymour appeared on Megyn Kelly Today on Monday and revealed she was sexually assaulted by a Hollywood producer when she started in Hollywood?
- The actress said a powerful producer put his hand on her upper thing 'in the wrong place' and told her she 'knew what she needed to do' to get a film role?
- Seymour said the same man producer her film Somewhere In Time and had a dinner for Princess Margaret, seeming to confirm it was Ray Stark?
- The actress, now 66, said she fled from the home but returned years later for that Princess Margaret dinner at which point Stark offered her a movie role
- Stark producer The Way We Were, Annie, Steel Magnolias, California Suite, The Owl and the Pussycat and Funny Girl, about his mother-in-law Fanny Brice
- Later on the show, Seymour revealed?her son Sean Flynn was roofied by a powerful publicist after a film premiere when he was 20?
Jane Seymour lent her voice to the #metoo movement on Monday as she once again told the story about how she was sexually assaulted by a Hollywood producer.
The British actress appeared on Megyn Kelly Today, where she told the host that after being asked to attend a screening of her film test at the home of a famed Hollywood producer she arrived to find herself alone with the man.
That is when Seymour claims he put his hand on her upper thigh 'in the wrong place' and told her she 'knew what she had to do' if she wanted the role in his film, prompting her to immediately leave his home.
She told Megyn that years later she attended a private dinner for Princess Margaret at the man's home where he offered her the role that would make her a star?in Somewhere in Time after not recognizing her from their previous encounter.
That seemed to confirm it was Ray Stark, as in a past interview with Barnes and Noble?about how she got the role in Somewhere?In Time, Seymour said: 'I was attending a party at the home of [veteran producer] Ray Stark, where he was entertaining a member of the British royal family.'
Seymour also used the interview to reveal her own son was recently roofied by a powerful publicist following a film premiere, claiming that the unnamed man then tried to drive off with the then-20-year-old film student.?
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Her too:?Jane Seymour appeared on Megyn Kelly Today (above) on Monday and revealed she was sexually assaulted by a Hollywood producer when she started in Hollywood
Revelation:?The actress (above in 1978) said a powerful producer put his hand on her upper thigh 'in the wrong place' and told her she 'knew what she needed to do' to get a film role
Clues:?Seymour said the same man producer her film Somewhere In Time and had a dinner for Princess Margaret, seeming to confirm it was Ray Stark (above with Barbara Streisand in 1968)?
'I came to Hollywood about 22 or 23 years old. I came to do a test for my first Hollywood movie and nd it was a wonderful producer, we had a great experience,' said Seymour, who would not name Stark on account of the fact that he had 'passed.'?
'I did the test. And another producer called my agent and said, "I want to test Jane, as well, for another movie." It was like, wow, amazing. The second producer, the one I'm going to talk about, had?gotten a copy of the first test and wanted to screen it for me so I could see it. And he told my agent and I was told to go to his house because he was having a big screening of a movie with lots of people.'
Seymour said that when she arrived at the house however, there were no other people to be found.?
'And the next thing I know, he says, "you're amazing, you're fantastic. I'm so excited. I've told everyone that you're the perfect person for our movie, the director and everybody. Now, it's your turn,'" said Seymour.
'And I said, "my turn?" He said, "yeah, you know what you've got to do.."'
Seymour revealed that after replying 'give a great screen test, the director shook his head and 'put his hand on my thigh, right up close in the wrong place.'
She immediately ran off, explaining: 'He basically got furious. He called the cab. And he turned to me and he looked me in the eye and he said, "if you ever tell anyone that you were ever here, let alone what happened, you will never work again anywhere, anywhere in the world." And I was shaking.'
Seymour said she decided to tell her team that she did not attend the meeting, adding that two of the men she told this to expressed their relief about her decision to not go to the home due to rumors and stories they had heard over the years.
Stark is the man who launched Barbara Streisand's career after casting her to star in Funny Girl, the play and later film based on the life of his mother-in-law.
He had at the time just married the daughter comedic actress Fanny Brice, famed for playing the character of Baby Snooks.
Stark also produced The Way We Were, The Owl and the Pussycat, Annie, Steel Magnolias, California Suite and The Goodbye Girl, earning two Oscar nominations over the course of his career.?
Shocking new claim:?Later on the show, Seymour revealed her son Sean Flynn (above in 2004) was roofied by a powerful publicist after a film premiere when he was 20
The actress then found herself back at the same home years later for a dinner in honor of Princess Margaret's visit to Los Angeles.?
Stark did not recognize her however, and later that night offered her the chance to audition for Somewhere In Time.
'I was invited to this man’s house again. I was not going to go but I was asked because I was British and Princess Margaret was going to be there and they wanted me to be there,' said Seymour, who despite quitting acting after her first encounter with Stark returned to the business over time.
'So, I showed up and sadly being English, I was a little bit early. And there he was and he looked at me, and he said, "don’t I know you?" and I am shaking and I went, "not if you don’t remember me" and walked away. And he persisted three times, he kept following me, saying "do I know you? do I know you?" and I said – anyway at the end of the thing he said, "I’ve got a movie for you’ and he gives me the whole spiel."?
That was not the end of Seymour's experiences of sexual assault in Hollywood however, with her son Sean Flynn suffering an even worse fate she revealed after an encounter with a publicist.
'He was 20 years old, he was at film school. He made a film called Numb, he was at a Hollywood event talking about his film, being a young filmmaker, and a publicist came up to him and said, "come with me, I can take you to some people that will be much better for your career, come with me,"' said Seymour.?
'So he grabbed his friend, thank god, and they went into the car with this guy and they were in the car and all of a sudden my son was going all loopy, and he doesn’t know what’s happened. The guy had roofied him, whatever roofies are. And then started grabbing his private parts and started to make out with him. And his friend mercifully was completely sober and saw what was going on, when the car stopped, he grabbed my son and they ran.'
Seymour was appearing to promote her new book of inspirational stories, The Road Ahead.?
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