Tom Sizemore allegedly violated 11-year-old girl, removed from film set

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Saving Private Ryan alumni, Tom Sizemore, was sent home from the set of Natural Born Killers starring Robert Downey Junior in 2003. Sizemore reportedly denied his co-star's claim at the time, though The Hollywood Reporter claims that both his management firm and talent agency stopped working with him afterward.

They alleged the incident occurred towards the end of production, while photos were being taken of the young actress sitting on Sizemore's lap. During the scene, Sizemore rubbed his finger against the vagina of the girl or he inserted his finger into her vagina which is a sexual harassment and sexual assault in simple words.

Production manager of the film, Cassidy Lunnen, told the Reporter: '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'.

"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", Gus Spoliansky, who was one of the producers, told THR.

The film's casting director Catrine McGregor told her story to the Reporter after women came forward with sexual assault claims against other actors.

Robyn Adamson, who portrayed Sizemore's wife in the pictures, offered a devastating account of what she witnessed.

"At one point her eyes got just huge, like she could've vomited", Adamson told the paper. I was watch her. She soon reintegrated and kept going, although she had trouble taking direction.

"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 bad things, and I'd never do anything with kids'".

Production assistant Roi Mufas said the wider crew quickly learned of the allegation, and that "we all thought, 'That fucking sleazebag.' There was never any doubt". "Then this happens. Guys reached for hammers".

McGregor speculated it was possible the girl's parents "didn't want to possibly ruin their daughter's film career" over the incident. "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'".

Sizemore has a long, sordid history of drug abuse, and after a 2003 conviction served seven months in prison for abusing his then-girlfriend "Hollywood Madam" Heidi Fleiss.

The producers also say they offered to either let the 11-year-old out of her contract or fire Sizemore. When questioned by the Hollywood Reporter over the allegation, his agent Stephen Rice said "our position is 'no comment'".

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