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Wow. Just--wow. From Radar Online:
If you enjoy salacious legal documents that "aren't suitable for all audiences" (and who doesn't?), then I highly recommend downloading this PDF file: EXCLUSIVE DOCUMENTS: Steven Seagal Court Documents, which is chock full of juicy details and is scintillating reading.
1990s martial arts actor Steven Seagal is being sued for sexual harassment and illegal trafficking of females for sex.
The lawsuit was brought by his former personal assistant, Kayden Nguyen, who is a 23-year-old former model.
The legal documents say Seagal “treated Ms. Nguyen as his sex toy.”
Nguyen is suing for sexual harassment, illegal trafficking of females for sex, failure to prevent sexual harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination and false representation about employment.
The document also claims that “Mr. Seagal has been keeping two young female Russian 'Attendants' on staff who were available for his sexual needs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.”
But Seagal’s top-notch lawyer Marty Singer fired back in ferocious manner. He released this statement to RadarOnline.com:
“The lawsuit filed by Kayden Nguyen against Steven Seagal is a ridiculous and absurd claim by a disgruntled ex-employee who was fired. The claims in her lawsuit are a complete fabrication without a scintilla of truth..."
Seagal was working as a Reserve Deputy Chief of the Sheriff's Office in the community of Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, something he documented in his A & E reality TV show Steven Seagal: Lawman.
Nguyen was hired in Los Angeles, but then flown to New Orleans to live in Seagal’s house for the show.
On her first night of work, Seagal allegedly engaged in physical and sexual assault by “pushing his hands under her shirt and attemping to fondle her bare breast,” and “forcing her head against his bare chest.”
Then she claims the next morning things got even worse. He allegedly “forcibly held her legs apart.” Then “forced his hand down her pants…” The document goes into graphic detail that isn’t suitable for all audiences.
Then the suit alleges a third physical assault took place a few hours later, where “Seagal forcibly lifted Ms. Nguyen’s blouse, forced his head on her bare chest and attempted to suck her breasts and nipples. He stopped only when she ran.”
After only a few days of work, Nguyen left the house on Sunday, February 28, 2010.
Seagal, who practices Tibetan Buddhism, has six children from three different mothers. In addition Seagal plays the role of guardian to a Tibetan child, Yabshi Pan Rinzinwangmo. Rinzinwangmo, or "Renji", who is the only child of the 10th Panchen Lama of Tibet. Renji studied in the United States at American University, and Seagal was her guardian and bodyguard.
Nguyen is suing for damages in excess of $1 million. She’s also calling for a jury trial.
I don't know what to say about this case except, a) if true, it doesn't surprise me in the least and b) who knew Stevie has a Tibetan Lama as a ward? (Which also doesn't surprise me in the least.) With a name like Seagal, how could he be anything but the true mysterious mystic, martial artiste, and sage that he is? If there were any justice in the world, he would one day be the Dalai Lama. Once he gets this whole sex slave thing straightened out, of course.
UPDATE: TMZ is reporting that Kayden Nguyen was on "The Tyra Banks Show" a year ago claiming to be "a lipstick lesbian" who could "trick" men:
Hmmm...this doesn't necessarily prove that her allegations are made up, but it certainly doesn't help make her case. I predict this whole thing will never even make it to court, which would be a huge loss for ALL of us. I was really looking forward to Steven Seagal having to face a brutal cross-examination about his spray-on ponytail...
Back in 2009, Kayden Nguyen appeared in an episode titled "The Gay Kingdom" -- in which she bragged, "I can use my sex appeal to get any girl that I want and trick any guy to getting what I want."
As TMZ first reported, Kayden filed a lawsuit against Seagal claiming she took a job as his executive assistant ... but was instead treated like a sex servant.
Kayden's episode was taped on January 29, 2009 -- roughly one year before her alleged sexual encounters with Steven Seagal.