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  • Jenny McCarthy said Steven Seagal asked her to strip on casting couch

    In the wake of a sex trafficking lawsuit brought against the actor by former employee Kayden Nguyen, sordid stories of Steven Seagal’s alleged behind-the-scenes behavior are starting to bubble up.

    In a 1998 Movieline interview dug up by CBS Crimesider, Jenny McCarthy said Seagal made her strip and cry on a casting call for the film “Under Siege 2.”

    “I go inside Seagal’s office, and he’s by himself and says, ‘Sit on my couch,” McCarthy said. “Then he said, ‘Take off your dress.’ I just started crying and said, ‘Rent my Playboy video, you ass—e!’ and ran out to the car.”

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    McCarthy’s rep confirmed she had made those statements, but refused further comment on the matter. Others however, may not be so reticent.

    RadarOnline.com is reporting that additional women will be coming forward with sexual harassment claims against Seagal.

    “Several of Seagal’s other victims have already come to my office and submitted sworn declarations detailing the facts of Seagal’s illegal conduct towards them,” Nguyen’s lawyer, William Waldo, told the website.

    Kayden Nguyen filed a $1 million sexual trafficking and sexual harassment lawsuit against Seagal.

    She said she responded to a Craigslist ad for an executive assistant for the star of “Steven Seagal Lawman” but then realized she has only hired to be “available for his sexual needs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.”

    Seagal’s attorney said the lawsuit is “a ridiculous and absurd claim by a disgruntled ex-employee who was fired” and that by speaking at all, Nguyen is violating terms of confidentiality agreement she signed when she began working for Seagal.

    “Steven Seagal Lawman” has suspended filming while its star deals with the suit.

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