Tom Sizemore is the latest Hollywood star to face accusations of sexual impropriety as new reports claim that he was removed from a film set in 2003 for sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl.
THR reported that after the girl's parents did not press charges, Sizemore returned to production to film reshoots.
The incident was not disclosed publicly until Monday, Nov. 13.
The actress, whose name was not released at her request, told The Hollywood Reporter she declined to comment on the alleged incident but has "recently hired a lawyer to explore legal action against the actor as well as her parents". While Sizemore denied addressing the matter as well.
"Our position is 'no comment, '" the actor's agent, Stephen Rice, told THR.
According to the report, Sizemore, then 42, was sent home after the young actor's parents complained to the producers that he had allegedly touched her genitals. During the scene, Sizemore rubbed his finger against the vagina of the girl or he inserted his finger into her vagina which is a sexual harassment and sexual assault in simple words. The paper quoted production manager Cassidy Lunnen recalling that the "the girl was so young it was unclear to her and (later) her parents what had actually taken place and if it was intentional or not". A co-star noticed the girl's reaction but only put together what happened after she heard of the allegations, and photos taken during the shoot were inconclusive.
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Sizemore is said to have strongly denied the little girl's allegations when he was confronted over the allegations at the time, telling producers: "I've done a lot of terrible things, and I'd never do anything with kids". "I was watching her".
The very next day, the casting director, Catrine McGregor, received a call from the young girl's mother who told her what had happened. She soon reintegrated and kept going, although she had trouble taking direction.
"At one point her eyes got just huge, like she could've vomited", Adamson told the paper. We're talking about consistent behaviour, just being "Tom Sizemore" on set every day.
Mufas says some members of the production staff "reached for hammers" and had to be talked down from confronting Sizemore.
The actor has battled drug abuse since he was 15.
Sizemore, whose filmography includes Natural Born Killers, Saving Private Ryan, and a recent turn in Twin Peaks: The Return, was convicted in 2003 of physically abusing his partner Heidi Fleiss.