Actor Steven Seagal accused of raping an 18-year-old, adding to decades of sexual misconduct claims

Hollywood figure and star of many action movies, Steven Seagal has been accused by multiple people of sexual misconduct.

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Steven Seagal

Steven Seagal

Hollywood figure and star of many action movies, Steven Seagal has been accused by multiple people of sexual misconduct.

Two women, on Monday, claimed during a press conference that Seagal had sexually assaulted them when they were 17 and 18-year-olds.

They also said that they had struggled for years whether to publicise their accusations but they felt emboldened by other victims who had come forward and spoken out as part of the #MeToo movement.

Regina Simons, who was an extra in Seagal’s 1994 film On Deadly Ground— detailed how the actor had invited her to what was supposed to be a wrap party at his house more than two decades ago. Faviola Dadis, who accompanied Regina at the conference also shared a story about an alleged encounter with Seagal back when she was 17 and was auditioning for a role in a film about Genghis Khan that Seagal was directing. 

"This isn't just about me, because hundreds of people in Hollywood have been attacked and hundreds of people have been, in my opinion, falsely accused," Seagal told Infowars owner and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones.

"My opinion is that 60 percent of these people are completely innocent, and that includes me. ... In most of these cases, the accusations are 20, 25, 30 years old, they're not providing evidence or proof or witnesses, they're just throwing it out, and all of the sudden somebody's life is ruined," he added.

The incident only added to decades of assault claims against the actor.

In 2010, a former personal assistant named Kayden Nguyen had sued Seagal for $1 million, claiming that the actor had propositioned her after she traveled with him to his Louisiana home. 

Inside Edition correspondent Lisa Guerrero told media that Seagal had once in the mid-1990s tried to entice her to a “private rehearsal” at his home, while dressed only in a silk robe. And in early November, actress Portia de Rossi had claimed on Twitter that Seagal had unzipped his pants at an unspecified audition for one of his movies.

Both Regina Simons and Faviola Dadis have filed police reports against Seagal, according to attorney Lisa Bloom, who is representing both Simons and Dadis pro bono.

 

 

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