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Kayden Nguyen v. Steven Seagal (PICTURES): $1M Sex Harassment Suit Dismissed

Kayden Nguyen v. Steven Seagal (PICTURES): $1M Sex Harassment Suit Dismissed
Kayden Nguyen and Steven Seagal (YouTube/AP Photo, file)

LOS ANGELES (CBS/AP) Court records show that the $1 million sexual harassment lawsuit filed by Steven Seagal's former assistant Kayden Nguyen has been dismissed in Los Angeles.

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Nguyen had claimed that on three occasions Seagal "sexually assaulted" her with unwanted contact and groping at a Louisiana home where the actor and his family were staying. She accused Seagal of trapping her as a personal "sex toy."

The allegations led to the suspension of filming on the reality series "Steven Seagal Lawman."

Seagal's lawyer has previously called the claims "absurd." And Crimesider found television footage that questions Nguyen's credibility. In a 2009 episode of the "Tyra Banks Show" about the "gay community," Nguyen said she can use her "sex appeal to get any girl" and "trick any guy."

The 58-year-old actor, best known for his martial-arts moves in films such as "Under Siege" and "Exit Wounds," was being sued for sexual harassment, illegal trafficking of females for sex, failure to prevent sexual harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination and false representation about employment.

No reason was given for the dismissal granted Tuesday, but according to The Associated Press, Seagal's attorneys had been trying to resolve the case through private arbitration.

Seagal had denied the allegations through his attorney.

Complete Coverage of Steven Seagal and Kayden Nguyen on Crimesider.