A woman has accused recording mogul Russell Simmons of forcing himself on her when she was a 17-year-old model and claims film producer Brett Ratner allegedly watched and refused to do anything about it.
It was there that he was seen by director William Friedkin and landed his first movie role, as a police detective in Cruising, starring Al Pacino.
Khalighi said she met Simmons and Ratner at a casting call before accompanying them to dinner one night.
The trio then went back to Simmons' apartment to watch a music video the two men had been working on.
In 1985, O'Neill appeared alongside Jeff Kinsland in a Red Lobster commercial and made a brief guest appearance in The Equalizer.
In 1986, he was cast as NYPD detective Jimmy "Popeye" Doyle for the planned television series Popeye Doyle.