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Seagal Treated Me as ‘Sex Toy,’ Ex-Model Says

LOS ANGELES (CN) - A former model who thought she was hired to be the executive assistant to actor Steven Seagal says she was treated like his "sex toy" and kept in his secluded Louisiana home against her will for six days. When Kayden Nguyen finally escaped, she says Seagal chased her down with a "flashlight with a gun attached to it."

Nguyen says in Superior Court that she was hired last February as Segal's executive assistant. That same day, she says she learned that she was actually intended to replace one of two Russian "attendants" who were on staff to serve Seagal's sexual needs around the clock.

She says Seagal demanded a "massage," and then sexually attacked her.

Nguyen says she complained the next morning, but nothing was done in order to "keep the star happy."

Hours after complaining, she says Seagal came back for more, forcing her legs apart and shoving his hands down her pants.

She also says she was forced to take illegal pills before she was allowed to get away from him.

She says in order to escape, she had to convince Seagal that her family would wonder about her safety if she didn't meet up with them.

She says when a cab finally arrived, she was in "such fear for her personal safety" that she left behind everything of value she owned, including her car keys, a laptop, clothes and "hundreds of dollars worth of makeup."

Nguyen says she later refused to sign a release promising not to sue for the alleged sexual assault, and was told that she couldn't get her stuff back until she did so.

She accuses Seagall of sexual harassment, illegal trafficking of females for sex, retaliation and other offenses. She seeks at least $1 million in damages.

She is represented by William Waldo with Bonini Law Group.

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