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Ex-assistant sues Steven Seagal for sexual harassment, trafficking

April 13, 2010 | 11:26 am

Seagal-lawman Kayden Nguyen, a former employee of Steven Seagal, is suing the actor for $1 million, TMZ reports, alleging he sexually harassed her and brought her and others -- listed under "pseudo names" in the court filing -- to New Orleans for the purpose of satisfying his sexual needs.

Nguyen responded in February to a Craigslist ad for an executive assistant on a reality TV show filming in New Orleans, court documents state. She alleges in the suit that Seagal had her stay in his home, gave her drugs "illegally procured ... in Tibet" and used her as his "sex toy." She says she escaped the house on Feb. 28, leaving her possessions behind. 

Nguyen's attorney told CBS that his client didn't call the police because in Jefferson Parish, La., "Steven Seagal is the police."

Marty Singer, Seagal's lawyer, called the suit "a ridiculous and absurd claim by a disgruntled ex-employee who was fired for using illegal narcotics" and said he expected it would be dismissed.

If nothing else, the court filing reads like one of those paperbacks you buy at the airport so nobody you know sees you reading it.

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photo: Steven Seagal in his series "Steven Seagal Lawman." Credit: Michael Muller / A&E.

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