Worst Boss Ever: Steven Seagal Edition
Steven Seagal is a movie star, a Tibetan Buddhist, a musician, a martial artist, a writer/producer, a deputy sheriff -- and now, thanks to a lawsuit filed by a former employee of his -- an alleged sexual harasser. Details of the case, along with the reasons why you should be thanking your lucky stars you are not on Mr. Seagal's payroll, after the jump.
If true, the allegations against Seagal could potentially end his law-enforcement career in Jefferson Parish, La. TMZ reports:
A 23-year-old former model claims she interviewed with Seagal last February for the position of executive assistant. Kayden Nguyen says she got the job, but when she showed up for work, she learned, "Mr. Seagal had been keeping two young female Russian 'Attendants' on staff who were available for his sexual needs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week."
Nguyen alleges in her suit, one of the 'Attendants' had recently quit and it was this job -- not executive assistant -- Seagal intended her to fill.
Nguyen claims the very first night on the job, Seagal treated her "as his sex toy." Nguyen says in the lawsuit Seagal, pushed his hands under her skirt, tried fondling her breasts and forced his hand down her pants.
Nguyen says she complained the next morning -- unclear to whom -- but nothing was done.
Nguyen says the next day Seagal did it again, sexually assaulting her and forcing her to consume illegal pills. And she says there were other sexual assaults that followed.
According to the suit, Seagal said, "My wife wouldn't mind if you and I had a sexual relationship."
Nguyen is suing for more than a million bucks.
Now does your employer's demand that you pop a hundred bags of Orville Redenbacher just to overpower the smell of fuel in her private airplane hangar seem all that bad?