April 26, 2010 03:44:21 GMT
Via his lawyer, the 'Under Siege' actor shoots down rumor he has sexually harassed his co-star in film 'Out of Justice', calling the report ridiculous.
A lawyer for Steven Seagal has hit out at new allegations the actor sexually harassed young starlets on the set of his 1991 film "Out of Justice" - dismissing the accuser as a "resentful one-time actress". The martial arts hero is facing a $1 million lawsuit from former female employee Kayden Nguyen, who insists she was used "like a sex toy" during her time working for the "Under Siege" star.
Her claims were reportedly backed up by two other women, who submitted sworn declarations to boost Nguyen's case. The suit is currently on hold after a motion was filed for Nguyen to have her claims heard by an arbitrator under the terms of her employment contract with Seagal.
But the actor is facing even more claims of indecent behavior, with an unnamed actress - who was reportedly hired to star with Seagal in "Out of Justice" - alleging she was sacked after refusing to entertain the star in his hotel room. The woman tells the New York Post's Page Six column, "Seagal's type was young, exotic-looking girls. He asked me and three other actresses to parade through his trailer, then asked me to stay."
"The wardrobe girl gave me a tacky corset and a tiny skirt and told me, 'He wants you to try this on,'... (and) led me into the bedroom. As soon as I undressed, he tried to come in. I didn't have a top on, so I pushed the door closed and screamed. When I came out, my boobs were hanging out. I was offered a contract."
"At least two other actresses on the set had beepers. He would beep them to go to his hotel room at night... One night, he called me at home... he said, 'Do you want to come to my hotel room?' I said, 'I don't feel comfortable with that.'... Days later I was released - technically, fired."
However, Seagal's attorney Marty Singer shrugs off the new claims as "ridiculous" - and is convinced the unnamed woman is simply jumping on the bandwagon. He says, "This is totally false. It's ridiculous that she is coming forward 20 years later... It is interesting this person doesn't give her name to give her claims legitimacy. I suspect she is a resentful one-time actress who has not become a major star."