Another Hollywood star is facing allegations of sexual misconduct from years ago.
Tom Sizemore, the polemic actor known for his role in films like Natural Born Killers and Black Hawk Down, was accused of touching the genitals of an 11-year-old actress on the set of a 2005.
Hollywood Reporter spoke with a dozen cast and crew members from the 2005 film Born Killers, who corroborated allegations from a now-26-year-old former actress.
Sizemore is known for his erratic behavior. He was convicted for battery against ex-girlfriend Heidi Fleiss in 2003.
That same year, Sizemore began work on the film Born Killers in Utah. The actor’s role in the film is limited. His brief appearances include photographs for flashback scenes.
It was during the photo shoots for the material that Sizemore allegedly touched and placed his finger inside the 11-year-old actress’s vagina. The scene in question originally had the girl sitting on Sizemore’s lap.
Actress Robyn Adamson, who was also on set at the time, described the young girl’s reaction.
“At one point her eyes got just huge, like she could’ve vomited. I was watching her. She soon reintegrated and kept going, although she had trouble taking direction. Later, when I was told about what happened, I knew exactly what it was.”
The girl later told her parents, who informed the production. The film’s producers advised the parents to speak with the police, but ultimately no charges were pressed against Sizemore. The needed photography was later completed in Malibu, California.
The actress believes her parents wanted to save her acting career. She is now exploring legal action against both Sizemore and her parents.
Crew members from the filming say they believed the girl’s story at the time. Production assistant Roi Maufas said:
“It filtered down to the crew. The little girl said what she said and we all thought, ‘That fucking sleazebag.’ There was never any doubt. He was this guy who was already known for making inappropriate comments, being drunk, being high. We’re talking about consistent behavior, just being ‘Tom Sizemore’ on set every day. Then this happens. Guys reached for hammers. [Producer James R. Rosenthal], who was livid himself, had to stop a group of us from going to visit Mr. Sizemore to kick the guy’s ass.”
Sizemore denies the allegations. His agent states “Our position is ‘No comment.'”