According to a new investigation by The Hollywood Reporter, Tom Sizemore was kicked off of a movie set in 2003 for allegedly molesting an 11-year-old girl. He largely made a career out of playing soldiers, police officers, and criminals in films such as Natural Born Killers, Saving Private Ryan, True Romance, and Pearl Harbor.
Adamson stood away and looked on as the scene took place, recalling: "At one point her eyes got just huge, like she could've vomited". I was watching her. THR has released a story that in 2003, while filming the movie Piggy Banks, Sizemore was removed from the set for sexually assaulting an 11-year-old actress.
The actress, now 26, said she is exploring legal action against both Sizemore and her parents. "Later, when I was told about what happened, I knew exactly what it was".
Casting director Catrine McGregor, who hired the young actress, said she received a call from the child's mother alleging that her daughter had been "inappropriately touched".
"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".
Another member of the crew, production assistant Roi Maufas, said of the allegation: "There was never any doubt".
"They did talk to the police but didn't press charges", says Manshel adding: "We also talked to Tom at the time, and told him everything that had been told to us, and he said: 'I've done a lot of terrible things, and I'd never do anything with kids.' We considered whether we had some responsibility to him to not pass judgment on him". Nevertheless, he has continued to find work in spite of various legal troubles and scandals. We're talking about consistent behavior, just being "Tom Sizemore" on set every day.
Mufas says some members of the production staff "reached for hammers" and had to be talked down from confronting Sizemore. "We also talked to Tom at the time, and told him everything that had been told to us, and he said: 'I've done a lot of terrible things, and I'd never do anything with kids.' We considered whether we had some responsibility to him to not pass judgment on him".
"We had a fiduciary responsibility to complete the film so we chose to go about business as usual - lacking the evidence of what happened that day", producer Gus Spoliansky said. And just this year, he plead no contest to charges of domestic abuse against his current girlfriend, as part of a plea agreement.
Sizemore was eventually invited back to to Spoliansky's Malibu home a couple of months later for reshoots.