Friday, August 17, 2007

Steven Seagal wants an apology from the FBI

A past-his-prime star blames...get ready....the FBI for his lack of box office draw. Puhleeeze. Here's what the LA Times says "Seagal was past his prime earning years even before the Pellicano scandal broke in 2002. His career peaked in the 1990s with such blockbusters as "Under Siege." His last hit, "Exit Wounds," was released in 2001. Since then, he has made a dozen films that generated an estimated $25 million in total DVD sales, a fraction of what his movies used to take in.

"False FBI accusations fueled thousands of articles saying that I terrorize journalists and associate with the Mafia," Seagal, 56, said recently in his first public comments on the case. "These kinds of inflammatory allegations scare studio heads and independent producers -- and kill careers." But the FBI has never publicly cleared him. Seagal said the publicity has been devastating to his career. He wants an apology.