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Seagal's former nanny 'surprised' by sex scandal

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Apr 22, 2010 | 6:15am EDT

Earlier this month (Apr10), Kayden Nguyen targeted the Under Seige hardman in a $1 million (£666,000) lawsuit, claiming she was used as Seagal's "sex toy" and was expected to pleasure him upon landing a job as his executive assistant.

The suit was apparently strengthened by sworn declarations from two female former employees, who both quit after Seagal allegedly made inappropriate sexual advances.

Now, Sonam Choezom, who was hired as a nanny by the star in 1996, has defended the embattled actor - insisting he never behaved inappropriately towards her.

According to TMZ.com, Choezom claims Seagal offered her a job in the U.S. so that she could pay her ill father's healthcare in her native Tibet.

Choezom tells the website the news of the allegations came as a shock, because the actor had always treated her with respect.

She says, "I was very surprised."

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