HOLLYWOOD action movie star Steven Seagal has now been accused of rape and sexual assault just weeks after being accused of being a sex pest.
Regina Simons was an 18-year-old extra on the set of Seagal’s 1994 film “Deadly Ground” when she alleges that he raped her in his home.
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Simons claimed that Seagal, now 65, invited her to what he said was a wrap party for the film.
But when she arrived, she said she was the only other person there.
When she asked him where everyone else went, she says, Seagal told her that they’d already left.
“He took me into this room and then just closed the door and started kissing me,” Simons told The Wrap.
“He then took my clothes off and before I knew it he was on top of me, raping me … I wasn’t sexually active yet.
“People always talk about fight-or-flight. But no one talks about the freeze.
“The only way I’m able to describe it is I literally felt like I left my body.”
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Simons said she felt completely caught off guard.
She said: “Tears were coming down my face and I know that it hurt. He was three times my size … I was crying when he was on top of me.
“Even now, my 43-year-old mind knows how to process this and understand what a loving relationship is and what consensual sex is. And there was none of that.”
After the alleged incident was over, Simons says that Seagal let her leave almost as if nothing had transpired, but continued to contact her for months afterward.
“All I remember is him asking me if I needed any money,” she said.
“I shook my head and ran towards my car. I cried the whole way home.”
“I just told the lady I was living with to not take his calls, and he finally just stopped.”
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The woman, Patricia Alaniz, corroborated Simons’ account.
She told The Wrap: “His behaviour, calling so often, it felt predatory to me.
“He was a middle-aged man, married at the time, and she was young and naive. I thought he was grooming her.”
Simons claimed she told her Mormon bishop about the incident, which her bishop confirmed to The Wrap, but that she declined to come forward publicly with allegations against the action star.
“I wasn’t even allowed to date so for me it was a shameful thing,” Simons said. “I was like, ‘Oh my God, how could this have happened?’ So, I blamed a lot of it on myself and tried to pretend it didn’t happen.”
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Another woman, Faviola Dadis, accused Seagal of sexually assaulting her in what he’d told her would be a “private audition” at his hotel room in 2002.
“Steven said the audition was to see my figure. I was told to wear a bikini under my clothes, and that the PA and casting director would also be there.
“As this is quite standard in the modeling industry, I agreed to the audition,” Dadis wrote on Instagram in November.
“I was escorted to the room by Steven’s personal assistant.
“I assumed the PA and casting director were already in the room, but when I arrived no one was there but Steven and his security, who stood blocking the door.
“Steven asked if I would take off my clothes and walk for him in my bikini.”