Action movie star Steven Seagal is responding after another woman accused him of sexually assaulting her during the production of a film. This accusation came from actress and Bond girl Rachel Grant.
According to BBC News, the actress who played in the James Bond film “Die Another Day” was working with Seagal in 2002 during the production of “Out for a Kill.”
She met Seagal for the first time in a hotel room in Bulgaria during her audition for a role in the film, but she says that as soon as the two were alone, Seagal forcefully undressed her, shoved her onto his bed, and started to expose himself to her. She says he apologized when she burst into tears.
"It was horrible — I was upset, embarrassed and hurt,” she recalled.
Grant says she was too ashamed to report the incident at the time. She didn’t get a role in the film.
Recently, another actress accused Seagal of raping her at his home when she was only 18. Regina Simons said it took place during the filming of Seagal’s 1993 “On Deadly Ground.”
Simons says Seagal lied to her to get her to come to his house alone, undressed her, and raped her. She reported the incident to her Mormon bishop and filed a police report but did not go public until last week.
Not long ago, model Faviola Dadis claimed Seagal not only groped her in 2002 in his hotel room but said his security guards tried to keep her from escaping. She also filed a police report but didn’t go public until now.
Hollywood exec Emily Smith, actress Jenny McCarthy, actress Portia de Rossi, and actress Julianna Margulies have all accused Seagal of sexual harassment. Simons’ accusation is the first one involving rape.
The Los Angeles Police Department has opened an investigation into Simons’ claim. Seagal has now replied to Grant’s accusation, as well as all the other ones.
His lawyers said, "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."
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