La. sheriff: Production of Seagal’s ‘Lawman’ show suspended amid harassment suit against starBy Kevin Mcgill, AP
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Sheriff: Filming of Seagal’s ‘Lawman’ suspended
HARVEY, La. — A suburban New Orleans sheriff says production of a television show featuring reserve deputy and movie star Steven Seagal is being suspended after the actor was hit with a sexual harassment lawsuit.
Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand said Wednesday the continued production of the show, “Steven Seagal Lawman,” would be a distraction for the department in light of allegations made against Seagal by a woman in a California lawsuit.
A 23-year-old model sued Seagal for $1 million on Monday in Los Angeles, alleging he sexually harassed her.
Normand says he does not plan an investigation of the allegations unless the woman makes a complaint against Seagal with the sheriff’s office.
Seagal’s attorney, Marty Singer, denied the allegations.
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