Saturday, April 17, 2010

Steven Segal: Sexual Harass-man

I've covered Steven Segal's Cops-like reality TV show Steven Segal: Lawman in my in-depth look at this year's TV after the almost exclusive announcement of the show's creation. But when I was writing and editing those Pulitzer prize worthy articles, I never imagined that I'd be writing these words now...

On April 12, 2010, Kayden Nguyen filed numerous lawsuits against Steven Seagal, including sexual harassment, illegal trafficking of females for sex, failure to prevent sexual harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination and false representation about unemployment.

Marty Singer, Seagal’s attorney was quick to release a statement, calling the suit a “ridiculous and absurd claim by a disgruntled ex-employee who was fired.” Singer, also mentions that Nguyen has appeared nude in photographs in the past and has also used illegal narcotics.

On April 14, the Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Sheriff Newell Normand announced that there will be no investigation into Seagal unless criminal complaint was filed in Jefferson Parish by Nguyen but he has halted production on the show citing that the continued video recording of the series, would be a distraction for the department in light of the allegations.

Dan Silberman, an A&E channel spokesman said "We are aware of Sheriff Normand's decision to halt production on 'Steven Seagal Lawman' at this time and we have no further comment." Silberman confirmed that the show was in production when it was shut down by the sheriff and that there was no alternative plan to resume production at this time.

Sources: Sith Master / AP / Hitflix

1 comment:

Constance said...

You'll never get a Pulitzer if you keep dropping important tidbits such as:

"Steven Seagal has a "unique physiological reaction to sexual arousal," according to a sexual harassment complaint filed by his ex-assistant, Kayden Nguyen, but until the case against the star goes to court, everyone involved is keeping mum as to what might be."