Actor continued career after removal from set for allegedly violating minor

Carla Harmon
November 14, 2017

The publication alleges that the actor "inappropriately touched" the genitals of an 11-year-old girl. By that time the parents had declined to press charges, the site said.

The Hollywood Reporter claims to have spoken to a dozen people involved in making the film Born Killers, released in 2005, who confirmed he was sent home over the incident. "Later, when I was told about what happened, I knew exactly what it was".

The following day, the casting director got a call from the girl's mother, who told her that "when the girl put on her bathing suit, she told her mother that it reminded her of the day before, in an upsetting way - that the bathing suit's contact against her felt like what happened when the man had put his finger inside her". She said the little girl's "eyes got just huge, like she could've vomited".

As word of the assault trickled onto the Utah set, the film's producers Jai Stefan, Michael Manshel and Gus Spoliansky say they booted Sizemore immediately. I was watch her.

The now-55-year-old actor, infamous for domestic battery convictions, on-set outbursts and a almost lifelong battle with drugs, remained one of Hollywood's busiest character actors until Monday, when THR, citing multiple named sources who were present, published one of the most disturbing accounts of sexual misconduct since Harvey Weinstein.

The 55-year-old actor is said to have battled drug addiction since he was 15, and has been convicted of domestic violence and drugs charges.

He is best known for his roles in action films and dramas, especially Saving Private Ryan in 1998 and Black Hawk Down and Pearl Harbor in 2001. She soon reintegrated and kept going, although she had trouble taking direction.

The Hollywood Reporter, which broke the story, alleges that the actor was participating in a second-unit still portrait session when the incident took place. That same year, he admitted he was addicted to crystal methamphetamine. Sizemore reportedly denied his co-star's claim at the time, though The Hollywood Reporter claims that both his management firm and talent agency stopped working with him afterward.

The paper also talked to a production assistant, Roi Maufas, who said the crew believed what the child said because they considered Sizemore a "sleazebag".

Representatives for Sizemore told the outlet that the star had no comment on the matter. We're talking about consistent behaviour, just being "Tom Sizemore" on set every day.

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