Steven Seagal is the latest actor to face raps of sexual assault allegations as two women, an actress, and a model accused him of rape.
Attorney Lisa Bloom, the representative of the complainants, held a press conference in Los Angeles Monday alleging that Seagal sexually assaulted her clients during the time they worked with the actor.
Bloom is representing aspiring actress Regina Simons and Dutch model Faviola Dadis. She told the members of the press that the complainants have already filed their case in Los Angeles Police Department and that all legal options are available as of writing.
Details Of The Case
As the questions turned to Simons and Dadis, both women shared details on the sexual harassment they experienced with the Driven to Kill actor. According to Simons, Seagal invited her to a party after the film On Deadly Ground concluded in 1994.
Simons said that upon reaching the actor's house in Beverly Hills, no one was there except the two of them. Seagal then accompanied her to the bedroom on the presumption that the actor had something for her to see. It was when they arrived at the room that Seagal allegedly raped her.
Simons said that she felt intimidated by Seagal and the situation, that's why she was unable to fight back.
"I was completely caught off guard. Seagal was more than twice my size and twice my age. I was not sexually active, nor had I ever been naked in front of a man before. I froze," Simons said. "I remember him taking off his robe, and the next thing I knew he was inside of me. There was nothing consensual about this."
At the time of the incident, Simons was only 18 years old. She said that her experience had completely changed her life, claiming that she suffered from anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress. It was when other victims of sexual abuse came forward that she felt the courage to also come out.
Meanwhile, Dadis, who was 17 years old at the time, was also invited to Seagal's room at W Hotel in Beverly Hills to do a private auditioning for a movie role. Seagal allegedly asked her to remove her clothes and do a catwalk wearing only her undergarments.
Dadis detailed that Seagal suggested they reenact an intimate scene to test their chemistry. The actor deliberately touched her private parts before she left the scene in tears.
Seagal has since denied the accusations.