After sexual abuse claims against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, comedian Louis CK, actor Kevin Spacey and Brett Ratner, a new report claims that Tom Sizemore was once thrown out of a movie as he allegedly abused an 11-year-old girl.
In its special report, Hollywood Reporter claims at least 12 cast and crew members of the film Born Killers recounted the incident, which allegedly took place during filming of the movie. The girl who was 11 years at the time of the filming, claimed that actor "touched" her genitals during a photoshoot as she sat on his laps.
"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," Robyn Adamson recalled the photoshoot to THR.
However, the incident came to light only days later when she was asked to wear a swimsuit. "The mother noticed that her daughter was unusually quiet and told her she was going to take her to this swimming place that was the little girl's favourite thing," Catrine McGregor, the casting director who hired the actress, whose name has been kept anonymous, told the website. "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."
The crew was reportedly livid with Sizemore, but the film's producer tried to sort out the matter peacefully though he was angry. "It filtered down to the crew. The little girl said what she said, and we all thought, 'That f---ing 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 behaviour, just being 'Tom Sizemore' on set every day. Then this happens. Guys reached for hammers. [Producer James R. Rosenthal, who died in 2011], who was livid himself, had to stop a group of us from going to visit Mr. Sizemore to kick the guy's a--."
Sizemore's controversial history in Hollywood:
The actor has battled drug abuse since he was 15. In 2003, he was convicted of battery and assault against his then-girlfriend Heidi Fleiss and was sentenced to seven months in prison.
In July 2016, he was again arrested for on suspicion of domestic violence. A TMZ report said that the Saving private Ryan actor's partner was not been named, was found with "visible marks" and is said to have told the police he "struck her in the head and face."