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Filming of Seagal's 'Lawman' suspended

April 15, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Production of Steven Seagal's TV series about him as a reserve deputy near New Orleans is being put on hold. "Steven Seagal: Lawman" is being suspended "for the time being" as Seagal faces sexual harassment allegations, according to a suburban New Orleans sheriff.

Kayden Nguyen, a 23-year-old model, has sued Seagal for $1 million. She says she was hired as an executive assistant but says the actor repeatedly groped and fondled her without permission.

Nguyen also claims that Seagal forced her to take illegal prescription medications and that he wouldn't let her leave his Louisiana house. She says two other women were kept on the property and were used by the actor for sexual purposes.

Seagal's attorney says this isn't true and that Nguyen was fired for illegal drug use.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.