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Tom Sizemore Accused of Abusing an 11-year old Girl in 2003

Tuesday Nov 14, 2017
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Tom Sizemore  (Source:Associated Press)

Tom Sizemore is the latest abuser du jour.

According to story in The Hollywood Reporter, the actor was asked to leave a Utah set in 2003 "after an 11-year-old actress told her mother that he had touched her genitals."

The Reporter story continued: "When contacted, the now 26-year-old former actress, whom THR is not identifying at her request, declined to address the matter except to note that she's recently hired a lawyer to explore legal action against the actor as well as her parents. Sizemore declined to address the situation. 'Our position is "no comment,"' says his agent Stephen Rice."

The incident occurred while shooting a thriller called "Born Killers." The event occurred while shooting a second-unit portrait session in which Sizemore was seen with his wife and daughter.

"The roughly half-hour session required the young actress, who had a small role in the production, to be seated on Sizemore's lap in a holiday tableau," the Hollywood Reporter story continued. "This is when Sizemore allegedly either rubbed his finger against the girl's vagina or inserted it inside. 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.'

"During one setup, which required just the two of them, Robyn Adamson, who portrayed the wife, stood away, near the photographer. She recalls of the girl, who was wearing a flannel nightgown: '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 Reporter confirmed with a dozen of people associated with the production that Sizemore was asked to leave the set at that point. This happened the next day when the girl told her mother of how this man put his finger inside her.

"Word spread quickly. 'It filtered down to the crew,' says Roi Maufas, who worked as a production assistant. '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 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 ass.'"

Charges were not made at the time and the girl's parents later agreed to do reshoots some months later at a Malibu location. The film's casting director Catrine McGregor was "the first to come forward to THR about the episode, speculates that the girl's parents may not have wanted to compound professional harm with emotional harm, observing that they 'didn't want to possibly ruin their daughter's film career.'"

Sizemore had a bad-boy reputation long before this event. He "has long publicly contended with a drug addiction that dates to his teens. (Among other troubles, Bakersfield police charged him with possession of methamphetamine in 2007, and three years later he appeared on Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew.) He also has a history of alleged aggressive behavior toward women, most recently in February, pleading no contest to two misdemeanor charges of domestic abuse for assaulting his girlfriend in July 2016 in downtown L.A. This followed two previous arrests for suspected battery of another woman in 2009 and 2011, and before that his Fleiss conviction in Los Angeles court in August 2003 -- the same month that production began on Born Killers. He'd eventually be sentenced to half a year in prison for the Fleiss matter," the Hollywood Reporter story added.

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