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Actor Steven Seagal Under Investigation By LAPD For Sexual Assault Allegation

The stream of sexual misconduct allegations against powerful men in the entertainment industry shows no signs of slowing down. More names are being added to the list on a weekly basis, and some of the accusations have left mouths agape across the world.

Actor Steven Seagal is among those that have had their name tarnished and reputation forever questioned, as more than a dozen women have come forward to accuse him of unseemly behavior.

As the Huffington Post shares, the Los Angeles Police Department has taken the step of launching a sexual assault investigation against the beleaguered actor. The incident in question allegedly took place back in 2005, but no additional details have been forthcoming.

Among those that have come forward to drop accusations against Seagal are actresses Julianna Margulies, Portia de Rossi, and Rae Dawn Chong. The trio of high profile women have accused the actor of various types of unsightly behavior, but a woman named Regina Simons appears to have topped them all.

Simons worked as an extra on the 1994 film “On Deadly Ground” when she was just 18, and she alleged in a recent interview with The Wrap that the star raped her at his home.

“[Seagal] took me into this room and then just closed the door and started kissing me,” she said.

“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.”

She says that she thought that she would be attending a wrap party at Seagal’s home, but she was surprised to find that she was the only one there. Simons said she cried throughout the experience, but that didn’t deter Seagal from having his way with her.

She described in vivid detail how it was almost like an out of body experience that still traumatizes her to this day.

“The only way I’m able to describe it is I literally felt like I left my body. I think because of the situation I was completely caught off guard," she said.

"Tears were coming down my face and I know that it hurt. He was three times my size," she continued. "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. 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.”

Representatives for the actor have yet to respond to requests for comment on the investigation, and there’s no word on exactly how far along things are at this point. The tidal wave of allegations against members of the entertainment industry has left Hollywood completely on edge, as there’s no telling when more shoes may drop.

There seems to be at least one high profile name added to the mix on a weekly basis, and the days of reckoning appear certain to continue.

On the bright side, we can only hope that the very public revelations from the victims lead to an eradication of abhorrent behavior from the industry once and for all.
Source: Huffington Post
Photos: Gage Skidmore/Flickr, Twitter, Kremlin.ru

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