Just one of the claims made in a sensational lawsuit.
(Nov. 25, 2002) *A Los Angeles Times reporter, Anita Busch, was investigating claims that Hollywood action hero Steven Seagal was being extorted by a Mafia associate.
While doing her investigation, Busch was intimidated by Alexander Proctor and so she brought a lawsuit against him.
Now, Proctor claims that Seagal is the one who ordered the threats against the reporter.
"He wanted to make it look like the Italians were putting the hit on her, so it wouldn't reflect on Seagal," Proctor said to an FBI informant.
Proctor also claims that he was hired to set the reporter’s car on fire but that he did not feel comfortable doing that.
Seagal’s attorney, Martin Pollner, denies Proctor’s claims.
"This is part of an unrelenting campaign to disparage Mr. Seagal and reads like a bad screenplay," Pollner told the LA Times.