LOS ANGELES (CBSLA/AP) — An aspiring actress says she was 17 when actor Steven Seagal sexually assaulted her during a supposed casting session in 2002.
Faviola Dadis said at a news conference Monday that she had recently moved to the U.S. from the Netherlands when she was invited to a Beverly Hills hotel room to audition for Seagal for a film he planned to make about Genghis Khan.
The 33-year-old former model says only Seagal and his bodyguard were in the room when the actor reached under her bikini top and then grabbed her genitals.
Dadis said she ended the audition and immediately left. She says she feared being blacklisted if she reported Seagal, and only recently filed a police report. Los Angeles County prosecutors say they are reviewing the case.
Another woman, Regina Simons, also spoke at the Woodland Hills news conference, recounting allegations against Seagal that she previously discussed during an NBC appearance in January.
Simons said she went to Seagal’s house in 1995 for a wrap party after the filming of his movie “On Deadly Ground,” only to find she was alone with the star.
“He started kissing my neck and taking off my clothes,” she said. “I was in shock. I was completely caught off guard. (Seagal) was more than twice my size and twice my age. I was not sexually active.”
Seagal’s attorney Anthony Falangetti did not immediately return a message seeking comment.
Prosecutors with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office last month said they were looking into sexual assault allegations against the “Hard To Kill” actor.
Actress Regina Simons recently told talk show host Megyn Kelly that Seagal raped her in 1993 while she was an extra on the film “On Deadly Ground”, but it wasn’t clear whether the case being investigated involves Simons.
Simons is among several women who have accused Seagal of sexual assault over the years, including Jenny McCarthy, Portia de Rossi and Rae Dawn Chong.
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