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Two Women Say Actor Steven Seagal Sexually Assaulted Them When They Were Teens

Two Women Say Actor Steven Seagal Sexually Assaulted Them When They Were Teens
From TIME - March 19, 2018

(LOS ANGELES)A woman on Monday said she was a 17-year-old model and aspiring actress when Steven Seagal sexually assaulted her at a supposed casting session at a Beverly Hills hotel room in 2002.

Faviola Dadis was emotional but composed as she spoke at a news conference in Los Angeles, becoming the latest of several women to accuse the action star of sexual misconduct.

Dadis said Seagal reached under her bikini top, grabbed her nipples and then grabbed her genitals soon after the audition began. She said she promptly ended the audition and left deeply shaken.

I have suffered from depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress, have found it difficult to form trusting relationships with men, Dadis said through tears as she read from a written statement.

She recently filed a report with police, and Los Angeles prosecutors said Monday that her case is under review.

Dadis spoke at the news conference alongside her attorney, Lisa Bloom, and another woman, Regina Simons, who said Seagal sexually assaulted her in 1995 when she was 18, allegations she previously made on NBCs Megyn Kelly Today in January.

Seagals attorney Anthony Falangetti said the actor adamantly denies the allegations.

These claims by the two women who spoke today are completely fictitious and totally made up, Falangetti told The Associated Press in a phone interview later Monday.

He said it was implausible that either woman ended up unaccompanied with Seagal in the ways they said they were.

Neither one of their accounts is at all believable, Falangetti said.

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