Published: Tue, November 14, 2017
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

Disturbing Tom Sizemore Allegation, Involving 11-Year-Old Co-Star, Surfaces

Disturbing Tom Sizemore Allegation, Involving 11-Year-Old Co-Star, Surfaces

The "Saving Private Ryan" actor was forced to leave a Utah film set after the young girl told her parents that Sizemore touched her genitals, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The young actor's parents did not file a police complaint, and Sizemore returned to the sets for reshoots.

THR describes a cast and crew - including producers - who were sickened and aghast at what was being alleged as word spread around the set of the Lionsgate film Born Killers, which never got a significant theatrical release. The now 26-year-old former actress, who chose not to be named by The Hollywood Reporter, is said to be exploring her legal options against Sizemore and her parents. THR said the story was based on interviews with a dozen people involved with the production who confirmed that Sizemore was sent home over the alleged incident, and that it provoked anger and tensions on the set.

The actor, who had a history of drug use and charges of battery against women, was dropped by his management firm and agency shortly afterward.

During a portrait session to get pictures of his character with his abandoned wife and daughter, the young actress was required to sit on Sizemore's lap, during which he allegedly either rubbed the child's vagina or inserted a finger inside her. Production manager Cassidy Lunnen recalls that "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".

She said: "Later, when I was told about what happened, I knew exactly what it was".

Representatives for Sizemore told the outlet that the star had no comment on the matter.

Sizemore's other film roles include Born on the Fourth of July, True Romance, Natural Born Killers, Heat, Black Hawk Down and Pearl Harbor.

Casting director Catrine McGregor, who was the first to contact the magazine about the alleged incident, said the girl's agent told her the day after it happened that she told her mother.

"They did talk to the police but didn't press charges", producer Michael Manshel told the paper.

"There was never any doubt", Maufas said. "He was this guy who was already known for making inappropriate comments, being drunk, being high". Producer Gus Spoliansky said they had a "fiduciary responsibility" to oversee the film's continued production, even though producers "took the allegation extremely seriously" and "were willing to do anything, including dismissing Tom". "Then this happens. Guys reached for hammers", he says.

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