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Woman says Steven Seagal sexually assaulted her at audition

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By ANDREW DALTON , AP Entertainment Writer

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An aspiring actress says she was 17 when actor Steven Seagal sexually assaulted her during a supposed casting session in 2002.

Faviola Dadis said at a news conference Monday that she had recently moved to the U.S. from the Netherlands when she was invited to a Beverly Hills hotel room to audition for Seagal for a film he planned to make about Genghis Khan.

The 33-year-old former model says only Seagal and his bodyguard were in the room when the actor reached under her bikini top and then grabbed her genitals.

Dadis said she ended the audition and immediately left. She says she feared being blacklisted if she reported Seagal, and only recently filed a police report. Los Angeles County prosecutors say they are reviewing the case.

Seagal's attorney Anthony Falangetti did not immediately return a message seeking comment.

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