Steven Seagal won’t face criminal charges related to an accusation of sexual assault he faced from an incident in 2002, the L.A. District Attorney’s office said Friday. Seagal, 66, has been accused of sexual misconduct several times.
Among his most prominent accusers were Jenny McCarthy and Portia de Rossi. The D.A. noted the evidence they gathered did not meet requirements imposed by the statute of limitations laws. The D.A. did not name the accuser, but attorney Lisa Bloom said it was connected her client, the former model Faviola Dadis.
In a statement, Bloom said: "The sole reason for its refusal is the statute of limitations, and California law's requirement that the victim in this situation (reporting child sexual assault after the age of 21) have independent evidence that clearly and independently corroborates her claims. We appreciate the DA's office's careful review of this case. Its hands are tied by this unfair law which bars the courthouse door even to young women like my client, Faviola Dadis, who is highly credible."
In September, the D.A. declined to charge him with an alleged sexual assault stemming from 1993, also due to statue of limitations. Bloom handled that case as well, reportedly for Regina Simons, who says he raped her.