Steven Seagal, Kayden Nguyen

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After a ton of legal drama, Steven Seagal can rest easy…for now.  

The lawsuit filed by former employee Kayden Nguyen accusing the Out for Justice star of tawdry sexual misconduct is now on hold, E! News has confirmed. 

Why, you ask? 

It didn't have to do with the confidentiality agreement she signed upon employment. 

Nor is Nguyen dropping her case. 

The stall in the suit actually came when Seagal attorney Marty Singer filed a motion to compel arbitration, meaning the case isn't moving forward until after that motion is heard in court late next month.

"Last Friday, we filed the motion to stay the lawsuit," lawyer Marty Singer said. "We filed an arbitration against Nguyen on Monday. Yesterday the court granted our ex parte application to stay the case pending the hearing on our motion to stay the case being heard in May."

Singer contends that under the terms of Nguyen's contract with Seagal, any claims she makes against him must be settled through an arbitrator, not in court.

Nguyen's attorney has not responded to a request for comment. 

The next hearing on the matter is scheduled for May 27.


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