Attorney Lisa Bloom (C) holds a press conference with her clients Faviola Dadis (L) and Regina Simons, who are accusing actor Steven Seagal of sexual assault, at The Bloom Firm on March 19, 2018 in Woodland Hills, California.
Faviola Dadis recounted her experience with Seagal 16 years ago.
"I was in shock".
The aspiring young actress was intimidated by Segul, considering he "was more than twice my size and twice my age", she said.
After sex, Simons said Seagal put his hand on the door and asked if she needed any money, but she simply grabbed her clothing and drove away. She said that during what should have been a professional meeting, he had pinched her nipples and slid his hand under her bikini. "I froze... I remember him taking off his robe and the next thing I knew he was inside of me". I could not move. I felt uncomfortable because I was in my bikini and I expressed this.
At Monday's news conference, reporters also got to hear from former model Faviola Dadis, who said that in 2002, when she was 17 years old, she was sexually assaulted by Seagal, whom she said she had grown up admiring.
"I have suffered from depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress, have found it hard to form trusting relationships with men", she said through tears as she read from a written statement.
Just as with Simons, Dadis said Seagal tried reaching out to her multiple times after the incident but she also rejected his attempts.
"I was very surprised when I arrived there, there was no other individuals in the room and Steven's assistant left me alone with him and his personal security guard", said Dadis, who then described Seagal touching her under her clothing and prompting her to immediately end the audition and leave the hotel room.
Seagal had told her to wear a bikini or bra and panties under her clothes, and had her walk around the room in the bikini before saying he wanted to test their chemistry together and started touching her, Ms Dadis 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.
Dadis and Simons have accused actor Steven Seagal of sexual assault, with Bloom representing them as their attorney. A DA spokesman told The News it remained under review on Monday.
A lawyer for Seagal said later that the actor adamantly denies the allegations made by Ms Dadis and Ms Simons. She did not say whether or not the women were filing civil lawsuits, but she said that all legal options are open.
Seagal issued no statements in response to the details that were revealed during Monday's press conference, but he has previously denied all allegations of sexual misconduct against him.
McCarthy said the action star demanded she show him her breasts during a 1995 audition for "Under Siege 2".
Jenny McCarthy said the action star sexually harassed her during a 1995 audition, while Portia de Rossi accused Seagal of unzipping his trousers during an audition.