The actor has previously denied the accusations made against him, saying that his accusers had “lied and been paid to lie about me without any evidence, any proof, any Hollywood and Media Heavyweights Accused of Sexual Misconduct Since Harvey the wake of the Harvey Weinstein sexual misconduct scandal, women and men alike have been more vocal about speaking out against unwanted sexual advances and contact.
In paperwork released Friday, a prosecutor said the case was referred for further investigation which did not yield evidence "sufficient to meet the requirements of state law involving the statute of limitations."
Actor Steven Seagal will not face criminal charges in a sexual assault case, the Los Angeles district attorneys office said Friday.The case stems from allegations former model Faviola Dadis made to police this year.
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Dadis claimed that when she was 17 years old in 2002, Seagal groped her during an audition at the Beverly Hills Hotel.Prosecutors said they were declining to file charges because there wasnt sufficient evidence and the statute of limitations had expired.Dadis is the second woman to publicly accuse Seagal of sexual assault.
Dadis, who didn't come forward until several years after the alleged assault, accuses Seagal of attacking her during what she thought was an audition in the W Hotel in Beverly Hills.
Prosecutors did not name the alleged victim, but lawyer Lisa Bloom identified her as Dutch model Faviola Dadis.
Few rapists commit their crimes in the presence of witnesses.Here is my statement regarding the Los Angeles DAs announcement today that they will not prosecute Steven Seagal for my clients sexual assault claim against him, due to the statute of limitations.
Steven Seagal Wont Be Charged in 2002 Sexual Assault Case
Prosecutors had declined earlier this year to file a case against Seagal involving an alleged sexual assault in 1993, citing the statute of limitations.
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“Therefore, the case is declined due to the expiration of the statute of limitations,” the paperwork Read: Steven Seagal Accuser Faviola Dadis Says She Was Doubted on Live TV: 'That Killed Me' In a statement issued Friday, Lisa Bloom, attorney for Seagal accuser Faviola Dadis — who alleged that the actor fondled her breasts and grabbed her crotch during an audition for a movie in a Beverly Hills hotel when she was a 17-year-old model — said that the district attorney’s office had its hands “tied” by the law in declining the case.
He said Seagal wants to put the accusations behind him.From a career standpoint, he wants to move on, Falangetti said.Lisa Bloom, the attorney representing Dadis and Simons, said she appreciated that prosecutors looked at the case but was frustrated that state laws were unfairly preventing women from obtaining justice.The law fails to recognize that few minors are emotionally ready to seek justice against their rapists until many years later, Bloom said in a statement.Instead, it offers rapists a get out of jail free card if they simply pass an arbitrary time deadline.
Bloom released a statement thanking the district attorney for a "careful review" but saying prosecutors' hands had been tied by "this unfair law which bars the courthouse door even to young women like my client, Faviola Dadis, who is highly credible."
She alleges that Seagal took her to a bedroom, kissed her and then raped her.Prosecutors also declined to file charges against Seagal in that case because the woman was 18 and the statute of limitations for rape charges was six years at the time.Seagal a Russian citizen who was named in August as the Kremlins newest special envoy to the United States has faced more than half a dozen allegations of sexual assault, including rape, over several decades.The allegations, which he has denied, have been leveled by actresses, film workers and reporters.Anthony J. Falangetti, the attorney representing Seagal, said they are very pleased with the outcome.He said he was grateful that prosecutors evaluated the case carefully and rejected it.
“The Los Angeles D.A.’s office recently notified my client Faviola Dadis and me that it would not prosecute Steven Seagal, who has been multiply accused of sexual assault, for her claim that he sexually assaulted her when she was 17 years old.