Published April 11, 2016
Steven Seagal is accused of trafficking women for sex, according to a lawsuit obtained by TMZ.
A 23-year-old former model claims she interviewed with Seagal last February for the position of executive assistant. Kayden Nguyen says she got the job, but when she showed up for work, she learned, "Mr. Seagal had been keeping two young female Russian 'Attendants' on staff who were available for his sexual needs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week."
Nguyen alleges in her suit, one of the 'Attendants' had recently quit and it was this job -- not executive assistant -- Seagal intended her to fill.
Nguyen claims the very first night on the job, Seagal treated her "as his sex toy." Nguyen says in the lawsuit Seagal, pushed his hands under her skirt, tried fondling her breasts and forced his hand down her pants.
Nguyen says she complained the next morning -- unclear to whom -- but nothing was done.
Nguyen says the next day Seagal did it again, sexually assaulting her and forcing her to consume illegal pills. And she says there were other sexual assaults that followed.
According to the suit, Seagal said, "My wife wouldn't mind if you and I had a sexual relationship."
Nguyen is suing for more than a million bucks.
Seagal's lawyer, Marty Singer, responded to the lawsuit this way: "The lawsuit filed by Kayden Nguyen against Steven Seagal is a ridiculous and absurd claim by a disgruntled ex-employee who was fired for using illegal narcotics." Singer says the suit is a "complete fabrication without a scintilla of truth" and he's confident it will be dismissed.
On January 4, 2015, Fox News inadvertently republished a version of this story. This lawsuit was dropped in 2010 and was not reinstated. We regret the error.