The 25 percent of Steven Seagal’s autobiography that isn’t utter bullshit is going to make for a fascinating read.
In the latest bizarre chapter in the life of “The Glimmer Man,” Seagal is being sued for non-payment to a former movie producer and business associate with mob ties for failing to pay monies owed to him.
According to a report from the Daily Mail, Seagal agreed to pay $500,000 to Julius Nasso, who he co-owned a film production company with until it dissolved in 2007. Nasso sued Seagal for $60 million back in 2002 for failing to deliver on four movies he agreed to star in, but the suit was eventually dropped after several months in the courts.
Here’s the rub: apparently after Seagal and Nasso broke ties, Nasso, who spent a year in prison in 2003 for racketeering charges, had some of his “associates” in the Gambino crime family have a little chat with the “Out for Justice” star. They allegedly dragged him into the back room of a Brooklyn steakhouse and “urged” him to rekindle his working relationship with Nasso, or else harm might befall him. Seagal went immediately to the police and the mobsters were soon caught laughing about the incident over Federal wiretaps and were arrested.
Eventually Seagal, who claims he was once a federal agent, agreed to pay Nasso $500,000 and to seek a pardon for him for his racketeering case. He was to pay out two $50,000 instalments last year but failed to do so. The suit requests that the remaining $100,000 be paid in full in addition to another $100,000 for breaching the agreement.
If he loses the suit and does not pay within the time specified, the court could seize Seagal’s assets and prevent him from travelling until his debts are cleared — which means he may not be travelling to Rio to see Anderson Silva take on the winner of Mark Munoz vs. Chael Sonnen.
Now who is going to take credit for Anderson’s performance?