Former Personal Assistant Drops Lawsuit Against Steven Seagal

Lawyers for Kayden Nguyen filed asking that the case be dismissed.

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    Actor Steven Seagal arrives at the 2008 JCPenney Asian Excellence Awards on April 23, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

    A former personal assistant to action movie star Steven Seagal has dropped her $1 million lawsuit alleging sexual harassment and illegal sex trafficking.

    Lawyers for Kayden Nguyen filed paperwork in Los Angeles Superior Court on Tuesday asking that the case be dismissed.

    The documents did not state if a settlement was reached or if the case was not being pursued for other reasons, and the lawyers could not be immediately reached.

    Attorneys for Seagal previously withdrew a motion asking that the case be sent to an arbitrator.

    The lawsuit, filed April 12, alleged the actor "treated Ms. Nguyen as his sex toy" after she was hired as his "executive assistant" through a Craigslist ad posted in February. She said she was told the job would involve clerical duties such as filing, scheduling and answering telephones, and that she believed "she had found the dream job of a lifetime."

    But in her final interview with him he asked, "Are you sure you wouldn't mind helping my wife around the house if she asked you to do something?", according to the suit.

    Nguyen, 23, alleged she was later flown to rural Louisiana to live in Seagal's house, and on the first night he fondled her.

    "Ms. Nguyen can and will describe in great detail Mr. Seagal's unique physiological reaction to sexual arousal," the suit stated.

    She also alleged he gave her pills that he said were illegally obtained from Tibet. She claimed she later escaped from the home with the help of a cab driver.

    "As Ms. Nguyen told her story, she became so hysterical that the cab driver remained stopped at a red light even after it turned green in order to comfort her," according to the suit.

    Before being hired by Seagal, Nguyen was an aspiring model, was enrolled in college and hoped to become an air traffic controller, according to her court papers.