Regina Simons, a figurant who starred in Steven Seagal’s film On Deadly Ground, accuses the actor of raping her in 1993. Simons is not the only one who accuses Seagal of sexual harassment; the Dutch model Faviola Dadis also filed a complaint against the actor with the Los Angeles police.
Simons was 18 years old back then and not sexually active. He invited me to a wrap party, a party for when the actual recording of a movie was finished. When I arrived at his house in Beverly Hills, however, I was the only one there. He took me to his bedroom, closed the door and started kissing me, then he took my clothes off and before I knew it, he was on top of me and he raped me, “Simons said.
“I was crying the whole time when he was on top of me. Everyone always talks about fighting back when something like that happens to you, but I completely froze. I knew I couldn’t do anything, the man was three times as big as me. Simons, now 43 years old, is a mother of two and is in a serious relationship. “There was no mutual consent for what happened that night, he and I both know that.”
The Dutch photo model Faviola Dadis made a similar claim against Seagal: “When I was 20 years old, I auditioned for one of Steven’s movies, I had to do a love scene with him in my bikini. Suddenly he grabbed my breasts and placed his hand on my crotch. ”
I shouted: This audition is over! and tried to get away, but his security stopped me at the door. Because I was screaming so hard, they finally let me go. I believed they were afraid that people from the hotel might hear me screaming. I’ve never spoken about this before Because he has so much power and connections. now that others are also speaking out against him, I’m not afraid anymore to talk about what happened to me.
It is not the first time Seagal has been accused of such behavior. Earlier actresses Portia DeRossi, Julianna Margulies and Jenny McCarthy accused him of having sexually assaulted them. Dadis says that Portia DeRossi was her inspiration, to publicly talk about her story.