Woman sues 'Lawman' star Steven Seagal, claims "sex toy" treatment
By Christopher Rocchio, 04/13/2010
A California woman is claiming that Steven Seagal hired her under the guise of executive assistant but tried to treat her "as his sex toy" upon her arrival at his Louisiana home.
Kayden Nguyen filed a lawsuit against the Steven Seagal Lawman star on Monday in Los Angeles accusing him of sexual assault, illegal trafficking of females for sex, failure to prevent sexual harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination and false representation about employment, according to legal documents obtained by TLC.
Seagal's lawyer called the lawsuit a "complete fabrication without a scintilla of truth" and told TMZ he's confident it will be dismissed.
"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," lawyer Marty Singer told TMZ.
Nguyen, a 23-year-old former model, claims she responded to a February ad on Craigslist looking for an executive assistant for a production company and subsequently landed the position, according to the lawsuit.
However once she arrived in New Orleans, Nguyen alleges the position wasn't what she had been led to believe.
"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," claims Nguyen in the lawsuit.
Nguyen claims Seagal intended to fill one of the "attendant" positions with her since it had recently become vacant and added that her first night on the job included the action movie star allegedly pushing his hands under her skirt, attempting to fondle her breasts, and forcing her hands down his pants, the lawsuit states.
Nguyen said she complained the next morning, however nothing was apparently done. The next day she alleges Seagal once again sexually assaulted her and forced her to consume illegal pills.
While Nguyen claims Seagal called it a "misunderstanding" when she confronted him the next morning, she added that didn't stop him from sexually assaulting her again.
Nguyen is seeking more than $1 million in damages in the lawsuit.
Steven Seagal Lawman, which follows the actor as he works as a fully-commissioned Jefferson Parish County Sheriff deputy in Louisiana, premiered in December on A&E.