In the wake of multiple sexual harassment scandals, The Hollywood Reporter has learned that actor Tom Sizemore who is known for his supporting roles in several films — including Born on the Fourth of July (1989), Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man (1991), Passenger 57 (1992), True Romance (1993), Natural Born Killers (1994), Strange Days (1995) and Heat(1995) — was removed from a film set in Utah in 2003 when an 11-year-old actress told her mum that Sizemore had touched her in a bad manner, he touched her genitals.
According to the report of The Hollywood Reporter, Sizemore continued his shooting in Malibu after a few months when the young actress’ parents refused to expose him with the help of the press. The incident took place 14 years ago in 2003 and it ha never been made public.
The now 26-year-old former actress requested THR to keep her identity private, she refused to recount the incident but revealed that she hired a lawyer recently in order to take a legal action against her parents and Sizemore. While Sizemore denied addressing the matter as well. His agent Stephen Rice said, “Our position is ‘no comment.'”
The publication talked to multiple people associated a crime thriller named Born Killers. They confirmed the news that the actor was removed from the film set after the incident.
As per the report of THR, the young actress had a small role in the film that was — to be seated on the lap of the actor (Sizemore) in a holiday tableau. 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.
Cassidy Lunnen, the production manager recalled, “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.”