Los Angeles prosecutors have dismissed the criminal case against Hollywood actor Steven Seagal, 66, stemming from an allegation that he sexually assaulted a 17-year old girl in 2002.
The decision to dismiss the case was made known on Friday.
A woman whose name has not been released by prosecutors reported to Los Angeles police that Seagal sexually assaulted her in 2002 when she was a minor, the District Attorney’s Office said in a document released on Friday.
The alleged assault was said to have taken place during what was an audition in the W Hotel in Beverly Hills.
She claims Seagal slipped his hand underneath her clothing, fondled her breasts and groped her crotch.
Prosecutors said the investigation found insufficient corroborating evidence for a sexual assault allegation dating back that far in time.
“Therefore, the case is declined due to the expiration of the statute of limitations,” it said.
Prosecutors did not give details about the circumstances surrounding the alleged assault.