Report: Two others claim haressment by 'Steven Seagal Lawman' star
By Christopher Rocchio, 04/21/2010
Kayden Nguyen has reportedly received some support in her civil lawsuit against Steven Seagal.
Two women have provided Nguyen with sworn declarations to assist in her recent lawsuit against the Steven Seagal Lawman star that accused him of sexual assault and several other charges, TMZ reported Wednesday.
One of the woman has been identified as Blair Robinson -- the granddaughter of Ray Charles -- who claims she first met Seagal in 2004 at the singer's funeral, TMZ reported.
Robinson states in her declaration that she and her father -- Ray Charles Jr. -- were invited to Seagal's home after the funeral to discuss a job opportunity as one of his assistants.
She subsequently accepted the job a month after the meeting and alleges that during her first day of work, Seagal came to her room and told her she was required to give him massages.
"It became clear to me that he wanted and expected sexual favors as part of my job duties," stated Blair in the declaration, according to TMZ, which added she quit after the first day.
In addition, TMZ reported that one of the women's declaration alleges that Seagal touched her breasts under the guise that he was "checking just as a doctor would for lumps."
"Seagal reached his hand down my pants. He said, 'I just wanted to touch it for a second to see what it felt like,'" the declaration states, according to TMZ, which failed to clarify whether it belonged to Blair or the other woman.
Nguyen -- a 23-year-old former model -- filed her lawsuit last week against Seagal accusing him of sexual assault, illegal trafficking of women for sex, failure to prevent sexual harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination and false representation about employment.
Similar to Blair and the other woman who gave a sworn declaration, Nguyen claims she was initially hired as an assistant.
While A&E subsequently suspended filming of Steven Seagal Lawman, the action star's lawyer released a statement calling Nguyen's claims "a complete fabrication without a scintilla of truth."
He has similarly denied the declarations of the two additional women.
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"My client has no knowledge of these women and a preliminary check of his employment records does not show that they ever worked for him," attorney Marty Singer told TMZ.
"The declarations were clearly prepared by Nguyen's lawyer to be leaked to the media to help bolster his client's meritless claims."