They have known each other since the 1980s; both starred on NBC sitcoms during the mid-1980s, she on 227, and he on The Cosby Show.
King was a vocal and prominent supporter of Barack Obama in his campaign for election to the United States presidency.
A producer who recently worked with Seagal put The Wrap in touch with an attorney he said represented Seagal, but the lawyer did not respond to a lengthy description of the accusations, or to phone calls seeking comment.
‘On Deadly Ground’ Simons — now a 43-year-old mother of two — said she had just turned 18 when she met Seagal — then in his early 40s — during an open call for his movie “On Deadly Ground” in 1993.
Numerous attempts to reach Seagal for comment on this story were unsuccessful.
His son, actor and model Kentaro Seagal, told The Wrap he did not know how to reach his father.
She went on to appear in the John Singleton films Boyz n the Hood, Poetic Justice and Higher Learning.