Regina Simons and Faviola Dadis accused Steven Seagal of sexual assault during a press conference alongside their attorney Lisa Bloom. Multiple women, including Jenny McCarthy, Portia de Rossi, and Julianna Margulies have come forward to accuse the former action star of sexual misconduct in the last several months and the LAPD even opened in investigation into the matter in January of this year when it was revealed that Faviola Dadis accused him of sexual assault for an incident that happened in 2002 when she was only 17-years old.
Faviola Dadis says that she was working as a model and a singer when Steven Seagal approached her about starring in a movie about Genghis Khan. The actor invited her to a hotel to try out and instructed her to wear a bikini underneath her clothes, which she says is common in the modeling industry. When she arrived, it was only Seagal and his security guard in the room. Seagal instructed her to strip down to her bikini and then walk around the room.
Faviola Dadis, who was 17-years old at the time says that Steven Seagal then asked her to perform an erotic scene with him to "get a sense of chemistry." Dadis admits that she was uncomfortable, but Seagal didn't seem to care. She explains.
"I felt uncomfortable because I was in my bikini and I shyly expressed this. However, instead of respecting my boundaries, Steven slipped his hand underneath my bikini top and began pinching my nipples."
Steven Seagal touched her further, but she was able to quickly yell that the audition was over and collected her things to leave. She notes that Seagal's bodyguard was blocking the door and only moved when the actor motioned for him to do so.
Regina Simons was 19-years old when she met Steven Seagal as an extra on the set of On Deadly Ground. Seagal introduced himself and then invited her to a wrap party at his house. Simons ended up going to the party, but there was nobody there. When asked, Seagal claimed that "they all left." Steven Seagal then asked her to follow him to another room, so he could show her something, she said, before taking her inside the room. Simons was Mormon at the time and not yet sexually active when Seagal began kissing her neck and stripping her out of her clothes. She had this to say.
"There was nothing consensual about this... I couldn't move, and I felt as if I was watching my body from above. I felt tears coming down my face."
Both women claim that they are not looking for fame. Instead, they are just trying to share their story in order to get more women to come forward with their own personal experiences to get past their trauma. Attorney Lisa Bloom believes that there many more women who suffered sexual assault at the hands of Steven Seagal and she is urging them to come forward. Seagal has denied any wrongdoing in the past but has yet to respond to these new claims. You can read more about the press conference at KTLA.