Steven Seagal accusers recall harrowing sexual assault allegations

Faviola Dadis and Regina Simons were joined by attorney Lisa Bloom at the press conference Monday

Faviola Dadis (left) and Regina Simons (right) were joined by attorney Lisa Bloom at the press conference Monday.

The women, Regina Simons and Faviola Dadis, previously spoke to TheWrap.com in January. She says he took her into a bedroom, kissed her neck and then raped her.

'Seagal was more than twice my size, and twice my age, ' Simons said. "I was not sexually active, nor had I ever been naked in front of a man before". I felt uncomfortable because I was in my bikini and I expressed this. I felt tears coming down my face, and I looked away from his face'.

But she said she was inspired to come forward in light of the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment in Hollywood.

Simons said it was a life-changing moment for her and insisted that she has made a decision to speak publicly about it not for the sake of money or fame, but in hopes of healing from the trauma. 'To anyone listening who may be wondering if they should come forward, know that they are not alone'.

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Multiple women have accused Seagal of sexual misconduct dating back decades, including actresses Jenny McCarthy, Portia de Rossi and Julianna Margulies.

A woman on Monday said she was a 17-year-old model and aspiring actress when Steven Seagal sexually assaulted her at a supposed casting session at a Beverly Hills hotel room in 2002. Portia de Rossi also came forward and claimed Seagal put her on a casting couch and unzipped his leather trousers.

Dadis said Seagal's assistant took her up to the hotel room to meet him in the evening, but inside the elevator going up, the assistant kept saying "Steve's word is as good as gold".

At that point she says she called off the audition and left.

Dadis said Seagal reached under her bikini top, grabbed her nipples and then grabbed her genitals soon after the audition began.

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Seagal approached her suggesting they act out a "romantic scene" to test their chemistry.

"Until you experience sexual assault yourself, it is hard to explain why it make take such a long time to come public with these very disturbing experiences", she said. "I did not tell anyone for over a month because I thought it was my own fault", she said, adding that it was only after her family, friends and ex-boyfriend noticed a change in her behavior that she told anyone what happened. She also denied the actor's allegations that she is paying the Steven Seagal rape accusers for filing a complaint against him and gave him a strong message through the press. She went on to reveal the repercussions of Seagal's actions to her physical, mental, and emotional well-being. She says she never spoke to him again.

She also alleged that she was sexually harassed by disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.

She said the two had communicated through calls and texts and then she went through two auditions with other people around, when Seagal invited her over for a private audition. An assistant instructed her to arrive in a bikini or bra and panties underneath her clothing, a request she agreed to, noting it was "quite standard" in the modeling business. "I'm thankful for the #MeToo movement, the Silence Breakers, Times Up and the many courageous people who came before me who said they would be silent no more".

"I thought this was a bit odd, but I did not comment", Dadis said.

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