Steven Seagal Rules Out Running for Governor of Siberia: ‘Fake News’

Steven Seagal says he will not be running for governor of Siberia.
The actor, who became a Russian citizen in 2016, said media reports that he would seek higher office in the snowy region of his adopted homeland were “fake news.”
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Steven Seagal says he will not be running for governor of Siberia.

The actor, who became a Russian citizen in 2016, said media reports that he would seek higher office in the snowy region of his adopted homeland were “fake news.”

“This is one of the millions of fake news sort of stories,” said Seagal on “Tucker Carlson Tonight”. “I was at a film festival in Vladivostok… and somebody in the audience said ‘hey man we don’t have a governor here, you want to become the governor’ and I said ‘sure’ and there it went.”

“At the same time we said 30 times, guys we were joking, Vladivostok had a friend of mine become governor there the next day.  It was just a joke that the press enjoyed doing bad things to certain people with,” he added.

Carlson, smirking through the segment, offered broad agreement.

Seagal then offered his belief that the Russia collusion story “was all a fantasy” and Vladimir Putin was a “brilliant strategist” which elicited no pushback from the famously combative Carlson.

Seagal’s comments were also gleefully picked up by Russian state controlled media including RT and TASS.

The actor also told Tucker that Russians he talked to were inclined to believe Brett Kavanaugh — and his denials of sexual misconduct when he was a young man.

“They’re just completely bemused. Some of them are laughing and some of them are crying but the basic consensus is that they’re finding it astounding and hard to believe that so much is being made of this and a lot of these accusations against people like Kavanaugh, they just are finding it … incredulous,” he said.

Unmentioned throughout were the allegations of rape against Seagal — which you can read more about here.  Carlson decided not to broach the subject.

The last time Seagal was pressed on his own past, during a BBC interview last week, he wordlessly stormed off set. The story was widely reported — including by Carlson’s own network, Fox News.

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The actor has previously denied the allegation.

It’s been exactly one year since the first wave of allegations against Harvey Weinstein were published, ushering in an era that has seen countless other men accused of sexual misconduct. Many of them have been fired, exiled, or ostracized as a result, but one figure whose career seems to have been relatively unaffected by the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements is Steven Seagal. That may be at least in part because he’s already considerably less prominent than he was in his heyday, but the fact remains that the actor has been accused of sexual harassment and rape by several women.

After being asked about those allegations during a BBC Newsnight interview with Kristy Wark, Seagal promptly exited.

“You obviously spend a lot of time in Russia, you spend a lot of time in America, you’re making films and so forth. In terms of your life in America, you’ve been very much caught up in all the allegations of sexual harassment,” Wark began, barely finishing her sentence before Seagal removed his earpiece and stood up.

“You had a rape allegation against you. I wonder how you deal with all that.” She then noted that, though he didn’t answer the question, Seagal has previously denied all the allegations against him.

In March of this year, Regina Simons accused Seagal of raping her at his home in 1993; she was 18 at the time and thought she was arriving to a wrap party for “On Deadly Ground.” He has also been accused of sexual harassment by Portia de Rossi and sexual assault by actress Rachel Grant and Dutch movel Faviola Dadis.

IndieWire has reached out to Seagal’s representatives for comment.

 

Steven Seagal Walks Out Of BBC Interview When Sex Allegations Are Raised

Steven Seagal walked out of an interview on BBC’s Newsnight today when host Kirsty Wark brought up allegations of sexual misconduct.
Wark asked Seagal about the #MeToo movement. “You’ve been very much caught up in all the allegations …

Steven Seagal walked out of an interview on BBC’s Newsnight today when host Kirsty Wark brought up allegations of sexual misconduct. Wark asked Seagal about the #MeToo movement. “You’ve been very much caught up in all the allegations of sexual harassment, you had a rape allegation against you and I wonder how you deal with all that?” Seagal immediately removed his earpiece, stood up, and walked out of the interview. In March of this year, two women who previously…

Steven Seagal Walks Out Mid-Interview After Being Asked About Sexual Assault Accusations (Video)

Steven Seagal walked out of a televised BBC interview Thursday after being asked about a flurry of sexual misconduct accusations leveled against him in recent months.

The BBC interview was cut short after the British network’s host Kirsty Wark asked Seagal: “In terms of your life in America, you’ve been very much caught up in allegations of sexual harassment. You had a rape allegation against you and I wonder how you deal with all that.”

Before she could even finish her question, Seagal pulled his earpiece out, stood up and left the set. An offscreen technician can be heard offering to help “take the microphone off you.”

Also Read: Steven Seagal Accused of 1993 Rape: ‘Tears Were Coming Down My Face’

A cool Wark simply asked, “Hello, Steven Seagal?” before pivoting back to her viewers.

“Seagal there, and of course though he didn’t respond there, he has said previously that he denies any allegation made against him,” she said looking directly at the camera.

TheWrap reported in January that two women had filed a report with the Los Angeles Police Department against the actor. Former actress Regina Simons said Seagal raped her in 1993 after she appeared as an extra in “On Deadly Ground.” Another woman, Dutch former model Faviola Dadis, told TheWrap Seagal groped her during an audition in 2002. Another 2005 sexual misconduct case against Seagal is currently under review by the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office.

Also Read: LA Prosecutor Declines to Charge Steven Seagal With Sexual Assault; Another Case Still Pending

Simons and Dadis were two of more than a dozen women who have accused Seagal of sexual misconduct, including Portia de Rossi, Julianna Margulies, Katherine Heigl and Jenny McCarthy.

Seagal — who has been spending time in Asia and Russia where he is a passport-carrying citizen — has denied any wrongdoing.

Last month, the L.A. County District Attorney’s announced that it has declined to prosecute a sexual a 1993 case against him, saying the statute of limitations had passed.

While the D.A.’s office did not identify the alleged victim, TheWrap first broke the story of an alleged 1993 rape back in January, with actress Regina Simons accusing Seagal of inviting her to a wrap party at his house for his film “On Deadly Ground.” But upon arrival, Seagal, who was the only person at the house, took her into a back room and sexually assaulted her.

“He took me into this room and then just closed the door and started kissing me,” she said. “He then took my clothes off and before I knew it he was on top of me, raping me.”

Also Read: Steven Seagal Accuser Faviola Dadis Says She Was Doubted on Live TV: ‘That Killed Me’

“The only way I’m able to describe it is I literally felt like I left my body. I think because of the situation I was completely caught off guard,” Simons added. “Tears were coming down my face and I know that it hurt. He was three times my size.”

Watch Seagal’s BBC interview below:

This is the moment Steven Seagal walks out on a #newsnight interview over questioning about #metoo allegations, which he denies.@sseagalofficial | @KirstyWark | @BBCTwo | #newsnight pic.twitter.com/Lr6mE3th4F

— BBC Newsnight (@BBCNewsnight) October 4, 2018

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Steven Seagal walked out of a televised BBC interview Thursday after being asked about a flurry of sexual misconduct accusations leveled against him in recent months.

The BBC interview was cut short after the British network’s host Kirsty Wark asked Seagal: “In terms of your life in America, you’ve been very much caught up in allegations of sexual harassment. You had a rape allegation against you and I wonder how you deal with all that.”

Before she could even finish her question, Seagal pulled his earpiece out, stood up and left the set. An offscreen technician can be heard offering to help “take the microphone off you.”

A cool Wark simply asked, “Hello, Steven Seagal?” before pivoting back to her viewers.

“Seagal there, and of course though he didn’t respond there, he has said previously that he denies any allegation made against him,” she said looking directly at the camera.

TheWrap reported in January that two women had filed a report with the Los Angeles Police Department against the actor. Former actress Regina Simons said Seagal raped her in 1993 after she appeared as an extra in “On Deadly Ground.” Another woman, Dutch former model Faviola Dadis, told TheWrap Seagal groped her during an audition in 2002. Another 2005 sexual misconduct case against Seagal is currently under review by the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office.

Simons and Dadis were two of more than a dozen women who have accused Seagal of sexual misconduct, including Portia de Rossi, Julianna Margulies, Katherine Heigl and Jenny McCarthy.

Seagal — who has been spending time in Asia and Russia where he is a passport-carrying citizen — has denied any wrongdoing.

Last month, the L.A. County District Attorney’s announced that it has declined to prosecute a sexual a 1993 case against him, saying the statute of limitations had passed.

While the D.A.’s office did not identify the alleged victim, TheWrap first broke the story of an alleged 1993 rape back in January, with actress Regina Simons accusing Seagal of inviting her to a wrap party at his house for his film “On Deadly Ground.” But upon arrival, Seagal, who was the only person at the house, took her into a back room and sexually assaulted her.

“He took me into this room and then just closed the door and started kissing me,” she said. “He then took my clothes off and before I knew it he was on top of me, raping me.”

“The only way I’m able to describe it is I literally felt like I left my body. I think because of the situation I was completely caught off guard,” Simons added. “Tears were coming down my face and I know that it hurt. He was three times my size.”

Watch Seagal’s BBC interview below:

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Steven Seagal Accuser Faviola Dadis Says She Was Doubted on Live TV: ‘That Killed Me’

Former Dutch model Faviola Dadis, who earlier this year accused actor Steven Seagal sexually assaulting her during a 2002 audition, said she regrets having done any press on her accusations after a local Dutch TV network, RTL, doubted her account on live TV.

Dadis said she was blindsided by the interviewer, a Dutch TV celebrity presenter for an entertainment magazine program Olcay Gulsen, who according to Dadis remarked during the broadcast that her accusations against the actor lacked credibility.

“She was just basically bashing me and my character and saying that she didn’t believe anything I said,” Dadis told TheWrap. Davis said the show’s producer later apologized for the host’s remarks. In a text message to Dadis, provided to TheWrap, the producer wrote: “I’m so sorry it turned out this way. I was looking at the show and I couldn’t believe it either!”

(Neither Gulsen nor the show’s producer responded to requests for comment, though Dadis said she received an apology from the producer.)

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The experienced left her so traumatized, it was the last interview she did, until now.

“That killed me,” she said. She said.

In January, Dadis accused Seagal of fondling her breasts and grabbing her crotch during a 2002 audition for what he called a “romantic scene” at the W Hotel in Beverly Hills.

Dadis said she quickly ended the audition but that when she tried to leave the room, Seagal’s security guard blocked her way. “I began yelling, ‘I need to leave right now, this is B.S., I need to leave right now!’ He motioned to his security guard to let me go and I ran out,” she said. Seagal’s lawyer has denied the accusations.

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She’s been surprised by the negative reactions she’s gotten since coming forward, most notably from other women.

“You’d think a woman would understand what it means to be violated in this way,” she said. “I was surprised that women themselves were making salacious comments towards me, especially on social media.”

Since first telling her story to TheWrap, Dadis held a press conference in March along with her attorney Lisa Bloom and another Seagal accuser, former actress Regina Simons. Dadis has since returned to Amsterdam, where she’s finishing her doctorate in neuroscience.

How have you been since we last talked?
I started going back to therapy… I thought this would bring me closure, and it has in many ways but it also brought up a lot things that I didn’t expect… I didn’t anticipate that something that I had gone to therapy years ago would bring about so much post-traumatic stress, basically triggering the entire incident over and over again.

Also Read: Steven Seagal Accused of 1993 Rape: ‘Tears Were Coming Down My Face’

Your story went viral. What was the reaction to it back home?
There were 55,000 articles written around the world about my story. It was really interesting to see the positive feedback that I got. But also the negative feedback, which surprisingly came from other women. You’d think a woman would understand what it means to be violated in this way. I was surprised that women themselves were making salacious comments towards me, especially on social media.

One man sent me a note telling me that after I came out, he took his daughter to lunch and explained to her what it means to be safe, and how to say no. But then of course you have comments like, “Oh, you’re doing this for money and you just want publicity.” So, that was really difficult.

Did the Dutch media cover your story?
The media here were very interested. I did one interview with a major newspaper and one interview with a television show. It was a horrible experience. The [TV] reporter wasn’t even a reporter. She was a B-list local celebrity… I thought we’d discuss how I feel, the aftermath.

But after the interview aired, she said on live TV that she didn’t believe it… She was just basically bashing me and my character and saying that she didn’t believe anything I said. That killed me. I wrote to her producer, who apologized profusely. 

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What exactly did she say?
She said she wasn’t there so she couldn’t say what really happened. But she made it clear that she didn’t believe me. It was the last interview I did.

Any positive moment?
A friend who is a professor and teaches an anthropology and social studies class at Vu University, Amsterdam, showed me their course textbooks, which has been updated over the summer to include relevant social movements such as #Metoo. There’s an actual article about me from the papers and a section at the end of the chapter where the students have to reflects upon different aspects. The section included questions about me… It made me cry and blew me away. 

Last time we spoke, you had gone back to therapy. How are you now?
I’m still going to therapy on a regular basis to discuss this… I have high-functioning autism so for me it’s a very difficult thing to process.

Reliving this experience over and over has caused a lot of stress. It’s still ongoing. I’m feeling better than the last time we talked but i’m still going through it.

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You filed a lawsuit against Seagal. Where does that stand?
I spoke to the D.A.’s office [in Los Angeles]. With a criminal case such as mine, where a minor is involved, I was 17 when the act happened, the D.A. has one year after the case was filed to consider prosecutions. The case is still under reviewing the case.

It’s till difficult because it’s ongoing. When it happened I sort of pushed it under the carpet because I thought it wasn’t a real rape… He groped me with his finger in the vaginal area so people kept telling me, “At least he didn’t rape you.” But it’s still a huge gross violation of my boundaries and it’s really difficult, after so many years of not dealing with it, to have to piece together what happened. 

Any regrets about coming forward?
I don’t have any regrets… You can’t prepare yourself for something like this. I didn’t have any expectations. I’ve never done anything like this before. I didn’t know how intense it was going to be or how much PTSD it was going to bring up. It struck me how much it has impacted the way I look at men in powerful positions and question whether they have an ulterior motive.

It just all came rushing back and I felt like a young 17-year-old who didn’t understand why anyone had done that to me.

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Former Dutch model Faviola Dadis, who earlier this year accused actor Steven Seagal sexually assaulting her during a 2002 audition, said she regrets having done any press on her accusations after a local Dutch TV network, RTL, doubted her account on live TV.

Dadis said she was blindsided by the interviewer, a Dutch TV celebrity presenter for an entertainment magazine program Olcay Gulsen, who according to Dadis remarked during the broadcast that her accusations against the actor lacked credibility.

“She was just basically bashing me and my character and saying that she didn’t believe anything I said,” Dadis told TheWrap. Davis said the show’s producer later apologized for the host’s remarks. In a text message to Dadis, provided to TheWrap, the producer wrote: “I’m so sorry it turned out this way. I was looking at the show and I couldn’t believe it either!”

(Neither Gulsen nor the show’s producer responded to requests for comment, though Dadis said she received an apology from the producer.)

The experienced left her so traumatized, it was the last interview she did, until now.

“That killed me,” she said. She said.

In January, Dadis accused Seagal of fondling her breasts and grabbing her crotch during a 2002 audition for what he called a “romantic scene” at the W Hotel in Beverly Hills.

Dadis said she quickly ended the audition but that when she tried to leave the room, Seagal’s security guard blocked her way. “I began yelling, ‘I need to leave right now, this is B.S., I need to leave right now!’ He motioned to his security guard to let me go and I ran out,” she said. Seagal’s lawyer has denied the accusations.

She’s been surprised by the negative reactions she’s gotten since coming forward, most notably from other women.

“You’d think a woman would understand what it means to be violated in this way,” she said. “I was surprised that women themselves were making salacious comments towards me, especially on social media.”

Since first telling her story to TheWrap, Dadis held a press conference in March along with her attorney Lisa Bloom and another Seagal accuser, former actress Regina Simons. Dadis has since returned to Amsterdam, where she’s finishing her doctorate in neuroscience.

How have you been since we last talked?
I started going back to therapy… I thought this would bring me closure, and it has in many ways but it also brought up a lot things that I didn’t expect… I didn’t anticipate that something that I had gone to therapy years ago would bring about so much post-traumatic stress, basically triggering the entire incident over and over again.

Your story went viral. What was the reaction to it back home?
There were 55,000 articles written around the world about my story. It was really interesting to see the positive feedback that I got. But also the negative feedback, which surprisingly came from other women. You’d think a woman would understand what it means to be violated in this way. I was surprised that women themselves were making salacious comments towards me, especially on social media.

One man sent me a note telling me that after I came out, he took his daughter to lunch and explained to her what it means to be safe, and how to say no. But then of course you have comments like, “Oh, you’re doing this for money and you just want publicity.” So, that was really difficult.

Did the Dutch media cover your story?
The media here were very interested. I did one interview with a major newspaper and one interview with a television show. It was a horrible experience. The [TV] reporter wasn’t even a reporter. She was a B-list local celebrity… I thought we’d discuss how I feel, the aftermath.

But after the interview aired, she said on live TV that she didn’t believe it… She was just basically bashing me and my character and saying that she didn’t believe anything I said. That killed me. I wrote to her producer, who apologized profusely. 

What exactly did she say?
She said she wasn’t there so she couldn’t say what really happened. But she made it clear that she didn’t believe me. It was the last interview I did.

Any positive moment?
A friend who is a professor and teaches an anthropology and social studies class at Vu University, Amsterdam, showed me their course textbooks, which has been updated over the summer to include relevant social movements such as #Metoo. There’s an actual article about me from the papers and a section at the end of the chapter where the students have to reflects upon different aspects. The section included questions about me… It made me cry and blew me away. 

Last time we spoke, you had gone back to therapy. How are you now?
I’m still going to therapy on a regular basis to discuss this… I have high-functioning autism so for me it’s a very difficult thing to process.

Reliving this experience over and over has caused a lot of stress. It’s still ongoing. I’m feeling better than the last time we talked but i’m still going through it.

You filed a lawsuit against Seagal. Where does that stand?
I spoke to the D.A.’s office [in Los Angeles]. With a criminal case such as mine, where a minor is involved, I was 17 when the act happened, the D.A. has one year after the case was filed to consider prosecutions. The case is still under reviewing the case.

It’s till difficult because it’s ongoing. When it happened I sort of pushed it under the carpet because I thought it wasn’t a real rape… He groped me with his finger in the vaginal area so people kept telling me, “At least he didn’t rape you.” But it’s still a huge gross violation of my boundaries and it’s really difficult, after so many years of not dealing with it, to have to piece together what happened. 

Any regrets about coming forward?
I don’t have any regrets… You can’t prepare yourself for something like this. I didn’t have any expectations. I’ve never done anything like this before. I didn’t know how intense it was going to be or how much PTSD it was going to bring up. It struck me how much it has impacted the way I look at men in powerful positions and question whether they have an ulterior motive.

It just all came rushing back and I felt like a young 17-year-old who didn’t understand why anyone had done that to me.

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LA Prosecutor Declines to Charge Steven Seagal With Sexual Assault; Another Case Still Pending

The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office announced on Tuesday that it has declined to press sexual assault charges against Steven Seagal.

The announcement came from the special task force created by the DA to investigate sexual assault allegations in Hollywood. The task force ruled that the statute of limitations had expired on the alleged assault, which the accuser says occurred in 1993 when she was 18 years old.

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While the D.A.’s office did not identify the alleged victim, TheWrap first broke the story of an alleged 1993 assault back in January, with actress Regina Simons accusing Seagal of inviting her to a wrap party at his house for his film “On Deadly Ground.” But upon arrival, Seagal, who was the only person at the house, took her into a back room and assaulted her.

“He took me into this room and then just closed the door and started kissing me,” she said. “He then took my clothes off and before I knew it he was on top of me, raping me.”

“The only way I’m able to describe it is I literally felt like I left my body. I think because of the situation I was completely caught off guard,” Simons added. “Tears were coming down my face and I know that it hurt. He was three times my size.”

Also Read: Steven Seagal Accused of 1993 Rape: ‘Tears Were Coming Down My Face’

The task force is still reviewing a second sexual misconduct case involving Seagal that was sent by the Beverly Hills Police Department in January. The LAPD is also currently investigating a sexual assault claim against the actor that allegedly occurred in 2005. More than a dozen women have accused Seagal of sexual misconduct.

Seagal has previously denied all accusations, saying that his accusers had “lied and been paid to lie about me without any evidence, any proof, any witnesses.”

The task force also announced Tuesday that it was declining charges related to sexual assault allegations against Kevin Spacey and Anthony Anderson. The Spacey case, which concerned claims of an assault that occurred in 1992, was also declined due to the statute of limitations, while the Anderson case was declined because the accuser declined to be interviewed by investigators.

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The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office announced on Tuesday that it has declined to press sexual assault charges against Steven Seagal.

The announcement came from the special task force created by the DA to investigate sexual assault allegations in Hollywood. The task force ruled that the statute of limitations had expired on the alleged assault, which the accuser says occurred in 1993 when she was 18 years old.

While the D.A.’s office did not identify the alleged victim, TheWrap first broke the story of an alleged 1993 assault back in January, with actress Regina Simons accusing Seagal of inviting her to a wrap party at his house for his film “On Deadly Ground.” But upon arrival, Seagal, who was the only person at the house, took her into a back room and assaulted her.

“He took me into this room and then just closed the door and started kissing me,” she said. “He then took my clothes off and before I knew it he was on top of me, raping me.”

“The only way I’m able to describe it is I literally felt like I left my body. I think because of the situation I was completely caught off guard,” Simons added. “Tears were coming down my face and I know that it hurt. He was three times my size.”

The task force is still reviewing a second sexual misconduct case involving Seagal that was sent by the Beverly Hills Police Department in January. The LAPD is also currently investigating a sexual assault claim against the actor that allegedly occurred in 2005. More than a dozen women have accused Seagal of sexual misconduct.

Seagal has previously denied all accusations, saying that his accusers had “lied and been paid to lie about me without any evidence, any proof, any witnesses.”

The task force also announced Tuesday that it was declining charges related to sexual assault allegations against Kevin Spacey and Anthony Anderson. The Spacey case, which concerned claims of an assault that occurred in 1992, was also declined due to the statute of limitations, while the Anderson case was declined because the accuser declined to be interviewed by investigators.

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Steven Seagal Sexual Assault Case Under Review by DA’s Office

A sexual assault case involving “Under Siege” star Steven Seagal is currently under review with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office, a representative for the DA told TheWrap on Thursday.

The case came under the district attorney’s office review after being presented to the DA by the Los Angeles Police Department on Wednesday.

This now makes two cases involving Seagal that the district attorney’s office is reviewing. In February, the district attorney’s office said that it was reviewing a case that was presented by the Beverly Hills Police Department on Jan. 31.

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Earlier in January, former actress Regina Simons and Dutch model Faviola Dadis told TheWrap they recently filed reports with the LAPD against the actor, but the D.A. would not say in February whether they were involved in the new case, or if it involved a different woman.

“A case was presented to our office on Jan. 31 by the Beverly Hills Police Department involving Steven Seagal and is under review,” D.A. spokesman Ricardo Santiago told TheWrap in February.

TheWrap broke the news that the Los Angeles Police Department was investigating Seagal for a sexual assault case from 2005.

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More than a dozen women have accused Seagal of sexual misconduct. TheWrap reported in January that Simons accused him of raping her at his home in Beverly Hills in 1993, and Dadis said he groped her during an audition, “pinching my nipples and grabbing my crotch area with his other hand.”

Seagal has previously denied the accusations made against him, saying that his accusers had “lied and been paid to lie about me without any evidence, any proof, any witnesses.” TheWrap has reached out to a representative for Seagal for comment on the new case.

In addition to the new Seagal case, the D.A.’s office said Thursday that it is reviewing a sex assault case involving “Black-ish” star Anthony Anderson, which was presented by the Los Angeles Police Department on Wednesday. It is also reviewing a ses assault case involving Harvey Weinstein, which was presented by the Beverly Hills Police Department in June. That marks the sixth case involving Weinstein currently being reviewed by the D.A., following two previous cases presented by the BHPD and three cases previously presented by the LAPD.

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Steven Seagal Accusers Seek Legal Action: ‘This Is About Accountability’

A sexual assault case involving “Under Siege” star Steven Seagal is currently under review with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office, a representative for the DA told TheWrap on Thursday.

The case came under the district attorney’s office review after being presented to the DA by the Los Angeles Police Department on Wednesday.

This now makes two cases involving Seagal that the district attorney’s office is reviewing. In February, the district attorney’s office said that it was reviewing a case that was presented by the Beverly Hills Police Department on Jan. 31.

Earlier in January, former actress Regina Simons and Dutch model Faviola Dadis told TheWrap they recently filed reports with the LAPD against the actor, but the D.A. would not say in February whether they were involved in the new case, or if it involved a different woman.

“A case was presented to our office on Jan. 31 by the Beverly Hills Police Department involving Steven Seagal and is under review,” D.A. spokesman Ricardo Santiago told TheWrap in February.

TheWrap broke the news that the Los Angeles Police Department was investigating Seagal for a sexual assault case from 2005.

More than a dozen women have accused Seagal of sexual misconduct. TheWrap reported in January that Simons accused him of raping her at his home in Beverly Hills in 1993, and Dadis said he groped her during an audition, “pinching my nipples and grabbing my crotch area with his other hand.”

Seagal has previously denied the accusations made against him, saying that his accusers had “lied and been paid to lie about me without any evidence, any proof, any witnesses.” TheWrap has reached out to a representative for Seagal for comment on the new case.

In addition to the new Seagal case, the D.A.’s office said Thursday that it is reviewing a sex assault case involving “Black-ish” star Anthony Anderson, which was presented by the Los Angeles Police Department on Wednesday. It is also reviewing a ses assault case involving Harvey Weinstein, which was presented by the Beverly Hills Police Department in June. That marks the sixth case involving Weinstein currently being reviewed by the D.A., following two previous cases presented by the BHPD and three cases previously presented by the LAPD.

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Steven Seagal Named ‘Special Representative’ for Russia’s Foreign Ministry

Steven Seagal has been appointed as a “special representative” to improve relations between Russians and Americans, Russia’s Foreign Ministry announced this weekend.
According to a CNN translation of the ministry’s announcement,…

Steven Seagal has been appointed as a “special representative” to improve relations between Russians and Americans, Russia’s Foreign Ministry announced this weekend.

According to a CNN translation of the ministry’s announcement, Seagal has been hired to “promote the further development of Russian-American relations in the humanitarian sphere, including interaction in the field of culture, art, public and youth exchanges and more.”

Seagal, whose mother was born in Vladivostok and who became a Russian citizen in 2016, is reportedly a close friend of Russian President Vladimir Putin. In a 2013 interview with Russian international television network RT, Seagal said he considered Putin to be “one of the greatest world leaders, if not the greatest world leader, alive today.” He has also praised Russia’s annexation of Crimea, and has been banned from entering Ukraine for five years with the government there labeling him a security threat.

The Los Angeles Police Department is currently investigating Seagal for a sexual assault case from 2005. Several women in Hollywood, including Jenny McCarthy and former James Bond actress Rachel Grant, have accused Seagal of sexual offenses, all of which the actor has denied.

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Steven Seagal, Who’s Banned From Ukraine, Named a ‘Special Representative’ of Russian Foreign Ministry

His role will concern “the sphere of culture, public and youth exchanges.”

Steven Seagal, who is currently banned from Ukraine after being labeled a threat to national security, has been named a “special representative” of the Russian Foreign Ministry. A Russian citizen since 2016 and ally of Vladimir Putin who vehemently denies that the country interfered in America’s 2016 presidential election, Seagal’s role will concern “the sphere of culture, public and youth exchanges” and be similar to that of a United Nations goodwill ambassador.

According to the Russian Foreign Ministry’s Facebook post announcing the appointment, Seagal will not receive a monetary reward for his duties — such is his commitment to Mother Russia. That same commitment is the reason the “Under Siege” and “Hard to Kill” has been deemed persona non grata by neighboring Ukraine, which bans those who have “committed socially dangerous actions … that contradict the interests of maintaining Ukraine’s security.” Seagal has called Russia’s annexation of Crimea “very reasonable.”

“For anyone to think that Vladimir Putin had anything to do with fixing the elections, or even that the Russians have that kind of technology, is stupid,” Seagal said during an appearance on “Good Morning Britain” last year. “And this kind of propaganda is really a diversion…so that the people in the United States of America won’t really see what’s happening.

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Two Women Offer Tearful Accounts of Rape, Sexual Assault By Steven Seagal

Two women who previously accused Steven Seagal of rape and sexual assault stepped forward today to offer more detailed accounts of the actor’s alleged misconduct. Los Angeles attorney Lisa Bloom told reporters in a press conference that she will represent former Dutch model Faviola Dadis and one-time aspiring actress Regina Simons as they seek justice. She applauded the two women for filing reports with the Los Angeles Police Department, and noted that “all legal options…

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Steven Seagal Accusers Seek Legal Action: ‘This Is About Accountability’

An attorney for two women who have accused actor Steven Seagal of sexual assault years ago said Monday that “all legal options remain open.”

In a news conference Monday, civil-rights attorney Lisa Bloom told reporters she had taken on the cases of former Dutch model Faviola Dadis and former aspiring actress Regina Simons pro bono “as they seek justice and accountability” from the actor. Both women first publicly disclosed their accusations against Seagal in exclusive interviews with TheWrap in January.

“Steven Seagal may be a big action star but it’s Faviola and Regina who are taking action now,” Bloom said. “Each of them has already gone to the Los Angeles police to give full and complete reports. The three of us stand ready, willing and able to fully cooperate and follow up.”

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Simons and Dadis filed complaints with the Los Angeles Police Department earlier this year.

Simons said Seagal raped her after inviting her to his home for what he said would be a wrap party for his film “On Deadly Ground,” in which she was an extra. When she arrived, no one was home except Seagal she said.

Dadis said he groped her during an audition in 2002.

Seagal, 65, moved to Russia in 2016.

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An attorney for Seagal did not respond to a request for comment Monday. But Seagal has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing. In an interview with “InfoWars” host Alex Jones, Seagal that he was the victim of a conspiracy to bring down high-profile men.

“Women have lied and been paid to lie about me without any evidence, any proof, any witnesses,” Seagal told Jones.

Bloom did not say what legal options she intended to pursue in the case, but suggested options remain available in both cases.

“I don’t like to reveal my legal strategy in advance,” Bloom said. “In California there is an extended statute of limitations for civil cases when the victim is under the age of 18, as Faviola alleges. On the criminal side, there is also an extended statute of limitations, where prosecutors can file criminal charges within one year of a place report.”

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Davis said she met Seagal when she was  a 17-year-old model when she said the actor fondled her breasts and grabbed her crotch during an audition for a movie in a Beverly Hills hotel.

“At the time I did not tell anyone for about a month because I was scared, and I thought I should have known better,” Dadis said Monday, choking back tears. “I didn’t realize that it wasn’t my fault at all. I had been taken advantage of by someone with a lot of power.”

“This is about accountability,” she added.

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In her January interview with TheWrap, Simons said she was 18 when Seagal raped her.

“He took my hand and led me into an adjacent room, which appeared to be a bedroom,” she told reporters Monday. “He closed the door and approached me from behind, started kissing my neck and taking off my clothes. I was in shock.”

Seagal is best known for his ’80s and ’90s action movies, including the “Under Siege” films, which together grossed more than a quarter of billion dollars.

The LAPD declined to comment to TheWrap, citing confidentiality. An LAPD spokeswoman said the department was investigating a separate case involving Seagal from 2005 but declined further comment.

The Los Angeles Los Angeles County District Attorney announced in February Seagal’s case was “under review.”

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Both Simons and Dadis told TheWrap that they shared their accounts with several other people years ago before going public, and those people corroborated the women’s accounts in interviews with TheWrap.

Simons and Dadis are among more than a dozen women who have accused Seagal of sexual misconduct, including actors Portia de Rossi and Julianna Margulies. But Simons appears to have been the first to publicly accuse him of rape.

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Both women said they were encouraged to come forward following the #MeToo Movement in Hollywood. Dadis said she decided to tell her story after de Rossi came forward alleging that Seagal unzipped his pants in front of her during an audition.

“I really thank her for her bravery,” Dadis said of de Rossi. “This is something that never goes away.”

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An attorney for two women who have accused actor Steven Seagal of sexual assault years ago said Monday that “all legal options remain open.”

In a news conference Monday, civil-rights attorney Lisa Bloom told reporters she had taken on the cases of former Dutch model Faviola Dadis and former aspiring actress Regina Simons pro bono “as they seek justice and accountability” from the actor. Both women first publicly disclosed their accusations against Seagal in exclusive interviews with TheWrap in January.

“Steven Seagal may be a big action star but it’s Faviola and Regina who are taking action now,” Bloom said. “Each of them has already gone to the Los Angeles police to give full and complete reports. The three of us stand ready, willing and able to fully cooperate and follow up.”

Simons and Dadis filed complaints with the Los Angeles Police Department earlier this year.

Simons said Seagal raped her after inviting her to his home for what he said would be a wrap party for his film “On Deadly Ground,” in which she was an extra. When she arrived, no one was home except Seagal she said.

Dadis said he groped her during an audition in 2002.

Seagal, 65, moved to Russia in 2016.

An attorney for Seagal did not respond to a request for comment Monday. But Seagal has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing. In an interview with “InfoWars” host Alex Jones, Seagal that he was the victim of a conspiracy to bring down high-profile men.

“Women have lied and been paid to lie about me without any evidence, any proof, any witnesses,” Seagal told Jones.

Bloom did not say what legal options she intended to pursue in the case, but suggested options remain available in both cases.

“I don’t like to reveal my legal strategy in advance,” Bloom said. “In California there is an extended statute of limitations for civil cases when the victim is under the age of 18, as Faviola alleges. On the criminal side, there is also an extended statute of limitations, where prosecutors can file criminal charges within one year of a place report.”

Davis said she met Seagal when she was  a 17-year-old model when she said the actor fondled her breasts and grabbed her crotch during an audition for a movie in a Beverly Hills hotel.

“At the time I did not tell anyone for about a month because I was scared, and I thought I should have known better,” Dadis said Monday, choking back tears. “I didn’t realize that it wasn’t my fault at all. I had been taken advantage of by someone with a lot of power.”

“This is about accountability,” she added.

In her January interview with TheWrap, Simons said she was 18 when Seagal raped her.

“He took my hand and led me into an adjacent room, which appeared to be a bedroom,” she told reporters Monday. “He closed the door and approached me from behind, started kissing my neck and taking off my clothes. I was in shock.”

Seagal is best known for his ’80s and ’90s action movies, including the “Under Siege” films, which together grossed more than a quarter of billion dollars.

The LAPD declined to comment to TheWrap, citing confidentiality. An LAPD spokeswoman said the department was investigating a separate case involving Seagal from 2005 but declined further comment.

The Los Angeles Los Angeles County District Attorney announced in February Seagal’s case was “under review.”

Both Simons and Dadis told TheWrap that they shared their accounts with several other people years ago before going public, and those people corroborated the women’s accounts in interviews with TheWrap.

Simons and Dadis are among more than a dozen women who have accused Seagal of sexual misconduct, including actors Portia de Rossi and Julianna Margulies. But Simons appears to have been the first to publicly accuse him of rape.

Both women said they were encouraged to come forward following the #MeToo Movement in Hollywood. Dadis said she decided to tell her story after de Rossi came forward alleging that Seagal unzipped his pants in front of her during an audition.

“I really thank her for her bravery,” Dadis said of de Rossi. “This is something that never goes away.”

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Watch the Razzies ‘In Memoriam’ for Men Accused of Sexual Misconduct (Video)

Well, that’s one classy way to say “good riddance.”

The 38th Golden Raspberry Awards remembered all the Hollywood heavyweights accused of sexual misconduct in 2017 with a very special (and incredibly sarcastic) “In Memoriam” video on Saturday.

While tributes of this kind are normally somber in nature do to the morbid subject matter, this one — just like everything else at the Razzie Awards — is worth a chuckle.

The clip opens with a traditional “In Memoriam” title card, but then cuts to a giant picture of the leader of the sexual misconduct pack, Harvey Weinstein. The screen slowly fills with thumbnails of other male stars who were accused of harassment or abuse in the wake of the Weinstein scandal and the beginnings of the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements, including Steven Seagal, Russell Simmons, Bill Cosby, Woody Allen, Louis C.K., Kevin Spacey, James Franco, Dustin Hoffman, Brett Ratner, Casey Affleck and more.

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And the Razzies gave the final slot to President Donald Trump.

To quote the video, “Very sorry, but we won’t be missing you — or your kind.”

Watch the “tribute” above and check out TheWrap‘s gallery of men accused of sexual misconduct in Hollywood below.

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Well, that’s one classy way to say “good riddance.”

The 38th Golden Raspberry Awards remembered all the Hollywood heavyweights accused of sexual misconduct in 2017 with a very special (and incredibly sarcastic) “In Memoriam” video on Saturday.

While tributes of this kind are normally somber in nature do to the morbid subject matter, this one — just like everything else at the Razzie Awards — is worth a chuckle.

The clip opens with a traditional “In Memoriam” title card, but then cuts to a giant picture of the leader of the sexual misconduct pack, Harvey Weinstein. The screen slowly fills with thumbnails of other male stars who were accused of harassment or abuse in the wake of the Weinstein scandal and the beginnings of the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements, including Steven Seagal, Russell Simmons, Bill Cosby, Woody Allen, Louis C.K., Kevin Spacey, James Franco, Dustin Hoffman, Brett Ratner, Casey Affleck and more.

And the Razzies gave the final slot to President Donald Trump.

To quote the video, “Very sorry, but we won’t be missing you — or your kind.”

Watch the “tribute” above and check out TheWrap‘s gallery of men accused of sexual misconduct in Hollywood below.

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Steven Seagal Sex Misconduct Case Under Review by LA County DA’s Office

Actor Steven Seagal’s sexual misconduct case is now under review by the Los Angeles County District Attorney, the office said on Friday.

The case was presented to prosecutors by the Beverly Hills Police Department on Jan. 31. Earlier in January, former actress Regina Simons and Dutch model Faviola Dadis told TheWrap they recently filed reports with the LAPD against the actor, but the D.A. would not say whether they were involved in the new case, or if it involved a different woman.

“A case was presented to our office on Jan. 31 by the Beverly Hills Police Department involving Steven Seagal and is under review,” D.A. spokesman Ricardo Santiago told TheWrap.

Also Read: Steven Seagal Accused of 1993 Rape: ‘Tears Were Coming Down My Face’

TheWrap broke the news that the Los Angeles Police Department was investigating Seagal for a sexual assault case from 2005.

More than a dozen women have accused Seagal of sexual misconduct. TheWrap reported last month that Simons accuses him of raping her at his home in Beverly Hills in 1993, and Dadis said he groped her during an audition, “pinching my nipples and grabbing my crotch area with his other hand.”

Seagal later defended himself on Alex Jones’ InfoWars, saying, “”This is just a complete tragedy… This isn’t just me, but hundreds of people around the world.” He added that “many of those people are completely innocent.”

 

Actor Steven Seagal’s sexual misconduct case is now under review by the Los Angeles County District Attorney, the office said on Friday.

The case was presented to prosecutors by the Beverly Hills Police Department on Jan. 31. Earlier in January, former actress Regina Simons and Dutch model Faviola Dadis told TheWrap they recently filed reports with the LAPD against the actor, but the D.A. would not say whether they were involved in the new case, or if it involved a different woman.

“A case was presented to our office on Jan. 31 by the Beverly Hills Police Department involving Steven Seagal and is under review,” D.A. spokesman Ricardo Santiago told TheWrap.

TheWrap broke the news that the Los Angeles Police Department was investigating Seagal for a sexual assault case from 2005.

More than a dozen women have accused Seagal of sexual misconduct. TheWrap reported last month that Simons accuses him of raping her at his home in Beverly Hills in 1993, and Dadis said he groped her during an audition, “pinching my nipples and grabbing my crotch area with his other hand.”

Seagal later defended himself on Alex Jones’ InfoWars, saying, “”This is just a complete tragedy… This isn’t just me, but hundreds of people around the world.” He added that “many of those people are completely innocent.”