The Labor Day Knucklehead Award Marathon Part Fourteen
Our 14th winner is Steven Seagal. He gets the award for the following.
According to Seagal, it's the FBI's fault that he now stars in low-budget movies that go straight to video. And he wants an apology from the bureau.Seagal has made the same type of movie over, and over and over and... again.(I will admit to liking Under Siege) Blaming the FBI for his career problems would be like my blaming the cancer I have on President Bush not taking global warming seriously. It is simply nonsense, and that's why Steven Seagal is our fourteenth Knucklehead of the Day.
The 56-year-old pony-tailed martial-arts expert broke a long silence today to complain that his career was devastated by an FBI affidavit in 2002 that described allegations that he was involved in a plot to intimidate two journalists out of writing stories about him.
"False FBI accusations fueled thousands of articles saying that I terrorize journalists and associate with the mafia," Seagal told the Los Angeles Times. "These kinds of inflammatory allegations scare studio heads and independent producers -– and kill careers."
According to allegations detailed in the affidavit and a subsequent affidavit, Seagal hired infamous private eye Anthony Pellicano to frighten Times reporter Anita Busch and Vanity Fair writer Ned Zeman. In 2002, someone shot a bullet through the windshield of Busch's car and left a dead fish with a rose in its mouth and a sign reading "Stop" on top of the vehicle.
Zeman said an unidentified man pointed a semiautomatic pistol at his head and said, "Stop!" before pulling the trigger. Luckily for him, there was no bullet in the chamber.
Hat tip- Captain's Quarters
Linked to- DragonLady, Rosemary, Third World County, The World According to Carl,