23-year-old Kayden Nguyen has filed suit against Steven Seagal for more than a million alleging the one-time action star sexually assaulted her and that “Mr. Seagal had been keeping two young female Russian ‘Attendants’ on staff who were available for his sexual needs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.” Officially, the charges are: illegal sex trafficking, retaliation, wrongful termination and false representations about employment.
Nguyen says she met Seagal through an ad on Craigslist for an executive assistant in February. Three interviews later, she was told to get ready to go to New Orleans where Seagal was filming Steven Seagal Lawman. Upon her arrival, she was taken to a secluded house where Steven was staying with his wife and two Russian sex slaves. That’s when things got really weird.
According to Nguyen, Seagal started treating her as his “sex toy” despite her protests. Seagal is reported to have said while fondling her, “Relax, we won’t do anything special tonight… I’ll save that for another night.”
Nguyen complained to other assistants the next morning, but nothing was done. A few hours later, Seagal assaulted her again forcing her to take “illegal pills” and “penetrating her vagina with his hand until she sobbed.”
The next day, Steven said there had been a misunderstanding but it’s not clear if Steven was talking about the same thing Kayden was talking about because he assaulted her again. This time she ran. The suit continues that Kayden said she had to go meet family and they’d get suspicious if she didn’t show up. He told her not to leave and went after her with a gun with a mounted flashlight while she was waiting for a cab.
The lawsuit says Nguyen accepted the job on Feb. 22, a Monday, and was sped in a limo to a waiting private jet. Her first indication that something was awry was when Seagal told her, as the plane was taking off, that his wife “wouldn’t mind if we had a sexual relationship.”
Once in New Orleans, she was taken to Seagal’s house in a remote area of Jefferson Parish. The two Russian “attendants,” Sasha and Natasha (pseudonyms) shared a bedroom upstairs, where Seagal’s wife and baby also stayed.
The first assault took place on the first night, when Seagal showed up in Nguyen’s bedroom with one of the girls and said he wanted “a massage.”
Nguyen’s lawsuit said she could identify a “unique physiological reaction” that Seagal has to sexual arousal, which could be corroborated by the other “attendants.” The suit did not specify what that reaction is.
Apparently, Nguyen left everything of value she owned at the house including car keys and a laptop and was told she’d not get them back until she signed an agreement she wouldn’t report the attacks.
Clearly this was a big misunderstanding. Steven wasn’t trying to turn her into his sex slave. This was merely an empowerment exercise. He just wanted to push Kayden until she finally stood up for herself and ran away. Into the woods. At night. You see, that way Steven could hunt the most dangerous game of all. Man.