17 April 2010

Steven Seagal, Kayden Nguyen, and Sexual Harassment...

I have often wondered whether a confidentiality agreement can be signed that would prohibit an employee disclosing sexual harassment in the work place. I really do not see how it could. It might be the case that a confidentiality agreement might be signed as part of a settlement where there has been a claim of sexual harassment. Yet, it just does not seem to be legal that an employer could force an employee to sign a confidentiality agreement that prohibits discussing an making a claim regarding workplace sexual harassment.

Nevertheless, this is apparently the case in the most recent trials and tribulations that constitute the life of Steven Seagal. The current news is that he hired a former model, Kayden Nguyen, as a personal assistant. Nguyen was one of two personal assistants that Seagal used."Used" according to Nguyen means as on call 24/7 sex toys. The personal assistance being provided was servicing all of Seagal's sexual needs and desires. The news to-date has not been very detailed on whether Nguyen was made aware of the demands of the position prior to accepting it, nor has the news been very detailed about whether she was remunerated well for the expected contributions she was to make to the workplace.

However, Nguyen has made a claim for USD 1 million against Seagal.

I have always enjoyed Seagal's movies. The senseless and gratuitous violence has always been a good 90 minutes of escaping the real-world and being able to shake your head going, "now that has gotta hurt!" Although there was a stretch of serious moralising in wanting to save the environment and presumably the world. I have to be honest and say that I have not seen a Seagal movie in some time. Apparently most of them now go straight to video. I do not watch a lot of videos / DVDs.

I am not sure that I am going to be following this one in too much detail. I am sure that I will notice the news though as it filters through the cyber world that I sometimes inhabit.


H. Nizam said...

Hi Rob,
Considering that Nguyen said that the sex was on 24/7 basis, and has been going on for some time, it would be very interesting to read the employment agreement.

Rob Baiton said...

@ Harry...

I am sure that if this thing goes to court then the agreement might find its way into the public domain.

As to the "going on for some time", are you alluding to the possibility that the sex had been happening for some time and that she is only complaining about it now?

www.granada-3d.com said...

It cannot have effect in actual fact, that is what I think.