Actor Tom Sizemore has been accused of touching an 11-year-old girl’s genitals, an incident that led to his removal from a movie set in 2003.
However, the actor was invited back months later to reshoot scenes for the film Born Killers after the girl’s parents decided not to press charges, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Now 26, the former actress did not answer questions about the alleged incident but raised the possibility of taking legal action against Sizemore and her parents.
The 55-year-old actor, who appeared in a pornographic movie released in 2005 while he was in court-ordered drug rehabilitation, did not respond to requests from The Hollywood Reporter for comment.
But a number of cast and crew members of the film confirmed the actor, who has been arrested on domestic violence and drug charges, was kicked off the Utah film set of Born Killers in 2003 after the girl told her mother that the actor had touched her genitals.
The incident occurred near the end of production of the crime thriller during a photo shoot in which the girl had to sit on Sizemore’s lap.
It was during this session that the girl, who had a small role in the movie, was “inappropriately touched” by the actor.
The young actress reported the incident to her parents the next day, who contacted the casting director Catrine McGregor.
Photos taken during the shoot were reportedly inconclusive but the film’s crew was incensed when they learned about the incident.
“The little girl said what she said and we all thought, ‘That f—ing sleazebag.’ There was never any doubt,” production assistant Roi Maufas told The Hollywood Reporter.
“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.”
The producers of Born Killers claim they were angry about the incident, but lacking evidence and citing the parent’s decision not to press charges, they invited Sizemore to film reshoots some months later.
The alleged incident occurred shortly before Sizemore was accused of assaulting his ex-partner, notorious Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss. My latest @thr investigation: Actor Tom Sizemore was removed from a 2003 movie set in Utah for allegedly violating an 11-year-old girl. A dozen cast and crewmembers tell me about the incident. Sizemore himself chose not to comment. https://t成都夜生活/auZKGQx4YZ??? Gary Baum (@garymbaum) November 13, 2017