Chop-socky reality TV star Steven Seagal, under fire for charges of illegal sex trafficking, is temporarily off the air.
A sheriff in Louisiana halted production of the beefy star’s Lawman reality TV show because of sex abuse allegations filed in court.
A former model and ex-employee accused Seagal of using her as his "sex toy" in a shocking lawsuit filed. But Seagal’s lawyer called the claims "a complete fabrication" and said the woman was fired for using illegal drugs.
Meanwhile the headline making lawsuit put Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand behind the proverbial 8-ball as the reality series Steven Seagal: Lawman is lensed in his department where Seagal works as a reserve sheriff’s deputy.
"I informed them today that I did not think it would be in our best interest to continue filming at the present time," Normand said yesterday.
"I will treat Mr. Seagal no different than any other employee of the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s office," he said.
"I am not moved one iota by virtue of his being a movie star of the fact that the national media has an interest in this case."
New allegations have also been leveled against Seagal’s accuser, Kayden Nguyen, 23, with the online leak of provocative nude pictures.