Steven Seagal's sexual assault accusers detail incidents at press conference

The women recounted in detail their alleged encounters with the Under Siege star

The women recounted in detail their alleged encounters with the Under Siege star

Actress Portia de Rossi claims, in a November 8 tweet, that actor/producer Steven Seagal, during a private office audition, explained the importance of chemistry off-screen as he sat her down and unzipped his leather trousers. Bloom says she hasn't spoken to the actor, but, they've reported the incidents to LAPD.

Led by attorney Lisa Bloom at a press conference in Los Angeles Monday, two women who had previously accused Steven Seagal of rape and sexual assault told their stories about the actor's alleged misconduct. According to Simons, Seagal invited her to a party after the film On Deadly Ground concluded in 1994. She said Seagal later called her, but she never accepted the calls.

"He closed the door and approached me from behind".

Simons said it was a life-changing moment for her and insisted that she has chose to speak publicly about it not for the sake of money or fame, but in hopes of healing from the trauma. "I was completely caught off-guard".

Regina added she had never been naked in front of another man before ... and when it was over, claims Seagal offered her money.

"There was nothing consensual about this". I felt tears come down my face and looked away from his gaze.

But she said she was inspired to come forward in light of the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment in Hollywood.

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. Steven Seagal then asked her to follow him to another room, so he could show her something, she said, before taking her inside the room. "I could not move and felt as if I was watching my body from above".

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"I quickly yelled that the audition was over and began dressing and gathering my things", she said. "Steven sat there calmly as if nothing had happened while I was noticeably upset and terrified by the experience".

Dadis brought a family friend because her mother was suspicious, but the person stayed in the lobby and she ended up in a room with only Seagal and his personal security guard. She left the audition "feeling horrified and totally violated" after ending it shortly after Seagal's alleged behavior.

Simons and Dadis have reported their stories to the Los Angeles Police Department, which now has an open investigation on Seagal stemming from another 2005 case.

Reps for the actor did not respond immediately to ABC News' request for comment.

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, Dadis said. ER and Good Wife star Julianna Margulies said that at one hotel meeting with Seagal in the 1980s, he had brandished a gun at her.

"He told me how important it was to have chemistry off-screen as he sat me down and unzipped his leather trousers", de Rossi wrote on Twitter.

"Steven attempted to reach out after the audition, but I did not take any of his phone calls". Seagal allegedly asked her to remove her clothes and do a catwalk wearing only her undergarments.

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