So...just so I understand...a congenital lack of talent and bad project choices had nothing to do with Steven Seagal's presently moribund career...it was the FBI. According to ABC News, that's Seagal's story.
[I]t'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.
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."
Thousands of stories? Thousands??? Are they basing this on the number of outlets that picked up stories? Because, if not, well...Jesus, the mind boggles.