Tom Sizemore, the tough-guy actor who has continued to work in entertainment despite multiple careers' worth of ugly behavior spanning decades, was booted from a film set in 2003 after an 11-year-old actress alleged that he molested her, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The young actor's parents did not file a police complaint, and Sizemore returned to the sets for reshoots.
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 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. While Sizemore denied addressing the matter as well.
In a statement to the Hollywood Reporter on November 13, Sizemore's agent Stephen Rice said, "Our position is 'no comment'".
The next day, the young actress' agent reported the incident to the casting director, and Sizemore was removed from the film. This is when he allegedly "rubbed his finger against her vagina" or 'inserted it inside'.
"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 favorite thing", McGregor recalled. "Later, when I was told about what happened, I knew exactly what it was".
The actor's management firm and talent agency reportedly dropped him soon after he was confronted with the 11-year-old actress's claim.
The now-55-year-old actor, infamous for domestic battery convictions, on-set outbursts and a almost lifelong battle with drugs, remained one of Hollywood's busiest character actors until Monday, when THR, citing multiple named sources who were present, published one of the most disturbing accounts of sexual misconduct since Harvey Weinstein. "I was watching her". She added that afterward, "the young girl had trouble taking direction". The parents talked to police but declined to press charges. However, she said she recently hired an attorney. "He was this guy who was already known for making inappropriate comments, being drunk, being high". "Then this happens. [A producer] had to stop a group of us from going to visit Mr. Sizemore to kick the guy's ass".
The actor has battled drug abuse since he was 15.
Even after 2003, he was sentenced to half a year in prison after being convicted of physically abusing and harassing his ex-girlfriend Heidi Fleiss.