Gene LeBell talks Steven Seagal s----ing himself


It may come as a shock, but rumor has it that Steven Seagal is a creep. As former Pride commentator and fight coordinator Stephen Quadros relates “I had heard all the horror stories about how he would hurt actors and stunt performers, dislocated shoulders, kick guys in the nuts to see if they were wearing cups, etc. I had heard about Gene LeBell."

The LeBell story is legend.

As it goes, in 1991, Gene LeBell was working as a stunt coordinator on Out for Justice. At some point Seagal announced that due to his Aikido training, he was immune to chokes. When then 58-year-old LeBell heard about the claim, he gave Seagal the opportunity to test it.

LeBell set the choke up, Seagal said "Go" and Seagal promptly went. As the story goes, Seagal went to sleep and went #1 and #2 in his pants.

Ever since, either because of a rumored legal gag order (see action figure for confirmation), or because in the stunt business what happens on the set stays on the set, LeBell has never confirmed the story.

Now Ariel Helwani has come as close as anyone likely ever will to get Gene to confirm the Steven Seagal trousers s---ing escapade.

"When we had a little altercation or difference of opinion, there were thirty stuntmen and cameramen that were watching," said LeBell. "Sometimes Steven has a tendency to cheese off the wrong people, and you can get hurt doing that."

Ariel Helwani: "I've had the privilege and honor of interviewing one Sensei Steven Seagal."

Gene LeBell: (Cackles) "… OK."

AH: "There is a story out there … did you in fact choke out Sensei Seagal, and is it true that he did in the process soil himself?"

GL: "Well, if a guy soils himself, you can't criticize him, because if they just had a nice big dinner an hour before, you might have a tendency to do that.

"Steven Seagal is a very outstanding martial artist. I've got nothing against Steven.

"Personally, myself I don't think he's taught these mixed martial artists how to win a match.

"He's done a lot for martial arts. But I know where he's insulted Randy Couture. Well, Randy Couture if he ever got mad would have him for lunch.

"And that isn't to put down Steven, but 'closed mouth don't catch any foot.'

AH: So, did that happen?

GL: You can't be bragadocious if you've done something. Everybody has their individual things that have happened. I personally don't think you should put down, as many people do with Steven, because he's trying to do his best.

AH: So does that mean, Gene, that you will not confirm this actually took place?

GL: "Well, if 30 people are watching, let them talk about it. You interview a boxer or a wrestler and its 'I, I, I' and 'me, me, me.' What do I know? Gene LeBell knows Gene LeBell. And if I tell ya the stories … everybody that tells you a story is the hero of their own story.

(8:46 mark)



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fayceofff site profile image  

3/14/12 10:32 PM by fayceofff

I'd say either because he didn't want to be bothere with the spotlight or because he doesn't have an action movie star 'look'. He's a master of judo, and one of his thoughts about fighting and martial arts would prolly make our heads asplode, but he's a short old man with no hair, glasses, and a big nose. Not exactly a casting director's dream... With all due respect, of course.

belowzero site profile image  

3/14/12 9:53 AM by belowzero

what happened in the bathroom should stay in the bathroom

Fedors Jim Jams site profile image  

3/14/12 7:59 AM by Fedors Jim Jams

thats my new saying

Stan Dan Wang site profile image  

3/14/12 5:09 AM by Stan Dan Wang

clearly making Seagal deuce himself wasnt a good career move.

NICK DIAZ GOAT site profile image  

3/13/12 1:57 AM by NICK DIAZ GOAT

Another gene lebell thread? come such an amazing superhuman judo guy was always just a simple "stuntman"? instead of a World famous Movie Action Hero?what went wrong?not bashing at all,just trying to decipher this enigma.

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3/13/12 12:31 AM by Chisel Chest


dhughes site profile image  

3/12/12 11:49 PM by dhughes

Really he talked in circles around it. He talked about shitting oneself in general. He talked about not telling your own stories and letting others tell them for you.You might infer from his manner of speech that the incident occurred but he did not confirm it.Of course we all "know" it happened, but we don't know it happened.

thebasher site profile image  

3/12/12 10:53 PM by thebasher

he also said that Rhonda would beat Bruce Lee in a fight. I actually agree with that but the dude is a little old and crazy

SOO72 site profile image  

3/12/12 10:49 PM by SOO72

No, no, Timmay was another one of his students.. he's like a son to him. He didn't really show Timmay how to shart, he just gave him a few pointers on how to make it more effective.

Blazing Knees site profile image  

3/12/12 10:28 PM by Blazing Knees

 He learned that shit move from Timmay