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Not That You’re Surprised, but Steven Seagal Owes More than $300,000 in Unpaid Taxes


Finally, a Sensei Seagal claim that I don’t immediately label as bullshit.

As hard as we’ve been trying, we just can’t change the subject from holier-than-thou hypocrites around here. At least not in the comments sections of our articles. It seems like the comments sections of every article we’ve written since Thursday have deflated into a bunch of angry, semi-literate geeks who possibly don’t even like MMA calling each other the worst names they can think of before accusing each other of being hypocrites. Coincidentally, I just started reading the comments section of our articles on Thursday morning.

So in that spirit, I’m relaying news to you about a certain lawman who seems to actually fancy himself as Above the Law. It appears that UFC trainer/Actor/CIA agent/Energy Drink Salesman Steven Seagal owes a boat load of money to the State of California. As in, more money than training playing patty-cake with Rafael Cavalcante can possibly be bringing in. To hear it from TMZ.com:

Taking out a boatful of terrorists hell-bent on nuking Honolulu does not mean you can skip out on paying your taxes … so the State of California has filed a giant tax lien against action film star Steven Seagal, TMZ has learned.

According to documents filed with the Los Angeles County Recorder’s Office, Seagal owes the Golden State a whopping $335,606.35 for the year 2010. It’s hard to imagine how Seagal amassed such a large tax bill [Author Note: You’ve obviously never needed a good tailor.]– he has appeared in mostly direct-to-video movies for the past decade, with his only real work being a small role in “Machete” in 2010 and his reality show, “Steven Seagal: Lawman.”

Calls to Seagal were not returned.

For those of you who are experiencing déjà vu, Steven Seagal has previously been sued for non-payment to a former movie producer and business associate with mob ties. He reportedly owed that person $500,000. The guy spends that Anderson Silva money faster than The Spider brings it in, is what you should be learning from all of this.

Speaking of which, it’s safe to assume that we won’t be seeing Sensei Seagal at any UFC  events in the near future. Naturally, this is a devastating blow to the entire Team Black House camp – who can they possibly find to take credit for their fighters’ victories on such short notice? Who will troll us on slow news days? Who is left to teach us how to defend against open palm slaps with wrist locks? Also, considering the badass high kicks that Jean-Claude Van Damme has been showcasing at Tristar Gym, maybe Anderson Silva might want to think twice about rallying for that Georges St. Pierre superfight for the time being.

@SethFalvo

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Mr_Misanthropy- August 31, 2012 at 1:17 pm
His phone service probably got cut off.
CrackMasterVanSnap- August 31, 2012 at 9:46 am
LOL. "Calls to Seagal were not returned." He's apparently had issues returning things lately. Like tax returns.
C'mon Nico! Pay your freakin' taxes!
Mr_Misanthropy- August 30, 2012 at 6:05 pm
Don't worry. Seagal'll just cut another hit blockbuster to drum up some skrilla.
Alan K- August 30, 2012 at 3:57 pm
I'm still waiting for a fight camp to get Chuck Norris to act as their sensei and walk to the cage with their fighters and do nothing but take all the credit. C'mon Team Alpha Male, get on that.
ctastrophe- August 30, 2012 at 3:29 pm
No sense in trying for the comment of the week here; shatterproof and Deadpanda have covered all the bases
shatterproof- August 30, 2012 at 3:08 pm
Thanks Taco... it was either that or the too obvious question as to why Sensi Segal always looks like he's waiting for an impromptu game of racket ball to break out.
algiersheadkick504- August 30, 2012 at 2:55 pm
thats surprising considering seagal taught the government the taxing technique years ago i guess he thought they wouldnt tax him since he developees the system.
El Guapo- August 30, 2012 at 1:14 pm
Three hundred thirty five thousand in back taxes?!? Sensei's gonna shit his pants when he hears this..
Viva Hate- August 30, 2012 at 1:13 pm
Can we get Mike Russell back? His hatred of us was more enjoyable. Also, Wesley Snipes and Seagal would make for one bad ass tax owing D-Block!
The12ozCurls- August 30, 2012 at 1:38 pm
I am pretty sure the Black Guerilla Family, the Aryan Brotherhood and La Eme would not be impressed with the performances of Blade and the Glimmerman.
The12ozCurls- August 30, 2012 at 1:07 pm
Could not have happened to a nicer dick-head.
KidDinomite- August 30, 2012 at 12:50 pm
Cavalcante should have just kicked Seagal in the balls when he had the chance and ended this charade already.
Fried Taco- August 30, 2012 at 12:30 pm
shatterproof won this one
Deadpanda- August 30, 2012 at 12:23 pm
Steven Seagal stars in:
Not Above the Law
Marked For Audit
Tax Executive's Decision
Poetic Justice
Half Past April 17th.
1Jackal- August 30, 2012 at 12:19 pm
@SETH YOU ARE A HYPOCRITE! (and i put it all in caps so you know i am for realz)
shatterproof- August 30, 2012 at 12:17 pm
I heard he was trying out some new tax strategies. Things that people thought were illegal but it turned out... oh wait, yeah they were illegal.
Landulf- August 30, 2012 at 12:15 pm
I see a new reality TV show coming: Steven Seagal: Tax (avoider) Man
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