Putin lackey Steven Seagal claims he worked with CIA agents in EXPLOSIVE audio footage
The audiotape was unveiled by Paul Barresi, a fixer with a history of investigating the secrets of Hollywood's celebrity elite
'Under Siege' star Steven Seagal, who currently lives in Russia, boasted about working with people in the CIA and other intelligence operatives in a newly-discovered audiotape recorded three decades ago. The audiotape was unveiled by Paul Barresi, a fixer with a history of investigating the secrets of Hollywood's celebrity elite.
In the audiotape, Seagal claims to have inside knowledge regarding the death of Marilyn Monroe and also hints at political connections behind it.
"Saturday night, there is going to be a one-hour special, at 8 o'clock, Channel 5… or Channel 11, The Reporters, on the death of Monroe and the possibility of political connections, etc.," a man is heard on the tape, according to Radar Online. "Both of those might be of interest to you." Seagal then responds: "Well, I'm very familiar with that stuff. Without talking into the tape recorder, I could just tell you, I'd be real surprised if he says half of what I know. I don't ever talk about what I've done-but a couple of people have an idea."
The actor then boasted of his ties to the CIA by saying, "I don't really like to talk about what I have done in the field, and I don't." Seagal continued, "You can say that I've worked for people who were in the CIA and worked for the CIA. Sure, I've worked with people like that, but I've always admired the people that can count." The actor added, "I'm very bad with numbers and times and dates. I'm very bad at all that stuff. I just go on automatic pilot and I just react to everything that's happening-and afterward, I have a fairly clear recollection but it's not, you know, very exact."
Seagal added, "You've met people that are the real thing, and you look at them and you know-and none of us talk about it, you know, that I know of." The interview was initially recorded in November 1988 for Gallery Magazine. Part of the interview was published in 2017 by Daily Mail following sexual assault allegations that were made against Seagal by actress Rae Dawn Chong and television journalist Lisa Guerrero.
Seagal's links to the Russian President Vladimir Putin have long been of concern to US authorities. The 'Hard to Kill' star once referred to Russian President Vladimir Putin as "one of the greatest living world leaders" and also in 2014, the actor supported Putin's annexation of Crimea. His support created controversy among Americans, who saw it as treachery against the United States.
In 2016, Seagal was granted Russian citizenship while still retaining his American citizenship and has since relocated to Moscow. In May 2018, the actor was appointed as Russia's special envoy to the US. In May 2021, Seagal officially joined a Russian pro-Kremlin party.