Friday, April 16, 2010
Lawsuit Claims Steven Segal Hired a Sex Slave from Craigslist
Actor Steven Seagal, who currently appears in Steven Seagal Lawman as a reserve Jefferson Parish sheriff's deputy, has been sued by Kayden Nguyen for allegedly holding her captive as a "sex toy'' while filming the A&E reality show.
The 23-year-old claims she was hired by Seagal after responding to an ad on Craigslist for an assistant. After three interviews, she was told to pack her bags for New Orleans, where according to the lawsuit she claims she was used as a "sex toy" by the star.
The suit was filed Monday in Los Angeles in Superior Court by Nguyen, who claims sexual harassment and illegal trafficking of females for sex. The 23-year-old former model asks for more than $1 million, as well as punitive damages, in the lawsuit.
Nguyen said she was sexually attacked at a house in Lafitte on two consecutive nights after arriving in Jefferson Parish, according to the lawsuit, and began to look for ways to escape. She eventually ran away from the house when a plan to leave in a taxi was thwarted by Seagal, according to the lawsuit. Nguyen said she left all her valuables in the house and was denied airfare back to Los Angeles until she returned to the house to sign a legal release, according to the lawsuit.
Nguyen eventually managed to get money from a relative and flew back to Los Angeles. gfest