Two women stepped forward and detailed sexual abuse and harassment allegations against actor Steven Seagal, as reported by Fox News.
Accusers Regina Simons and Faviola Dadis conducted a press conference with attorney Lisa Bloom on Monday and both said that the star acted inappropriately with them when they were just 17.
Simons has accused the actor of rape, alleging the assault happened in his home over 25 years ago and that he forcibly took her virginity.
“He closed the door and approached me from behind; he started kissing my neck and taking off my clothes. I was in shock,” she said. “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… I remember him taking off his robe and the next thing I knew he was inside of me.”
Dadis recalled an incident of sexual abuse that occurred inside of a hotel room.
“Steven approached me and said he would like to act out a romantic scene. I felt uncomfortable because I was in my bikini and I expressed this. Steven slipped his hand under my bikini top and simultaneously slid his hand over my vaginal area,” she said.
“I quickly yelled that this audition is over, and I began gathering my things. Steven sat there calmly as if nothing had happened while I was noticeably upset and terrified by the experience. Steven’s security guard stood blocking the doorway and only moved when Steven motioned to him.”
These are only the most recent allegations levied against the 1980s action star. In Nov. 2017, Arrested Development star Portia De Rossi accused the actor of unzipping his pants during an audition, as previously reported by CrimeOnline.
Additionally, Seagal called hurled insults at female reporters in October, 2017, calling them “f***ing dirty w****s,” going on to refer to one as “just some dumb c***,” as previously reported by CrimeOnline.
Seagal has also been accused of sexually assaulting actress Rachel Grant, an allegation his legal team categorically denies.
“Our client denies having such contact with Ms. Grant and further vehemently denies any alleged assault at all, in particular, the alleged assault occurring in Sofia, Bulgaria, in 2002,” they wrote in a statement.