That’s a photograph of Sheriff Deputy Steven Seagal being sworn in, and it isn’t for his television show Steven Seagal: Lawman. In news that unexpectedly made us crack up because this is so “action star in real life” of him, Seagal has been officially sworn in as a border sheriff in Hudspeth County, Texas! So if anyone’s looking to make their way into the U.S in not entirely legal ways … watch out! He has a gun and he ain’t afraid to use it.
Could this be a publicity stunt to boost the show? According to the sheriff’s department the answer’s hell no. He’s just doing his duty as a law-abidin’ citizen and watching that Mexico border! An official rep has sprung to his rescue with regards to the intent of the move saying, “It became very clear to me that Mr. Seagal is not in this for the celebrity or the publicity … He’s like the rest of us that live down here, he has a sincere passion for his country and he wants to do more to help.” We wouldn’t suggest messing with him.
While that lawsuit from Steven Seagal‘s “sex slave” has dredged up plenty of other stories about the action star’s way with the ladies (including Jenny McCarthy being asked to strip at an audition for Under Siege 2), few of the women in his life—and there have been a few—have come forward to give their two cents. While admitting she was “not surprised” by the allegations, ex-wife Kelly LeBrock refused to tell TMZ “anything specific” because of the three children they had during their ten year marriage. However, more may be forthcoming. “I have many shocking things to say about Mr. Seagal which will be known soon when my book comes out.” Apparently, bringing up their kids just meant she just wouldn’t give up the dirt for free.
Maybe the lack of women joining Kayden Nguyen in the accuser’s chair has something to do with Seagal’s aggressive legal attack on his former “personal assistant.” The actor is not only filing to have her suit moved to arbitration and accusing her of breaking a confidentiality agreement, but asking her to pay his legal fees, guaranteeing a hefty price if he’s found innocent (Nguyen hasn’t filed criminal charges against Seagal despite describing multiple attempted assaults). Still, at least one new accusation has followed this scandal. According to TMZ, the Glimmer Man has made several of his assistants remove his shoes upon request—though thankfully, not his socks.
See photos of Seagal and LeBrock in the gallery below.
Don’t get your hopes up for a second season, Lawman fans. ’90s action star Steven Seagal is accused of forcing employees to basically serve as his sex slaves in a lawsuit filed by Kayden Nguyen, a former personal assistant. “Mr. Seagal has been keeping two young female Russian ‘Attendants’ on staff who were available for his sexual needs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week…Her first night at the house, Ms. Nguyen give him a massage. He then proceeded to treat Ms. Nguyen as her sex toy.” Nguyen also accuses Seagal of forcing her to take illegal pills and shining a flashing attached to a gun at her when she tried to leave his Louisiana home in a cab. Seagal also reportedly refused to return her belongings when she refused to sign a release involving potential harassment charges (read the lawsuit at Radar).
Unsurprisingly, Seagal’s attorney denies her claims (Nguyen notably hasn’t contacted the police about filing criminal charges). “The lawsuit…is a ridiculous and absurd claim by a disgruntled ex-employee who was fired. The claims in her lawsuit are a complete fabrication without a scintilla of truth…I am extremely confident this meritless lawsuit will be dismissed…Her lawsuit is nothing more than a preemptive strike by a disgruntled ex-employee.” Whether or not the allegations are true, we probably won’t be able to hear Seagal’s blues classic “Girl, It’s All Right” the same way again.
Yes, this exists. See photos of the Glimmer Man in the gallery below.
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