The latest of these is directed at Saving Private Ryan and Twin Peaks actor Tom Sizemore, with the Hollywood Reporter disclosing that Sizemore was kicked off the set of the film Born Killers in 2003 after allegedly touching the genitals of an 11-year-old-girl.
Ever since he was 15, Sizemore has struggled with substance abuse. He's been arrested in the past for assault and drug charges, and the 2003 shoot saw him at the height of that reputation. He even appeared in season 3 of Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew. He later violated probation by contacting Fleiss, failing several drug tests, and using a prosthetic device in an attempt to fake a drug test. He was recorded in 2014 making a fake allegation that his ex-girlfriend Elizabeth Hurley had an affair with President Bill Clinton in 1998.
The 11-year-old, who had a small role in the film, was required to sit on Sizemore's lap during a photo session for a scene in the film. 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 removed from the set and the family was encouraged to go to the police.
Actress Robyn Adamson recalled the incident: "At one point her eyes got just huge, like she could've vomited". The child finished the session, though struggled with taking direction.
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 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.' We considered whether we had some responsibility to him to not pass judgment on him", Manshel told The Hollywood Reporter.
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".
The film's producers dismissed Sizemore from the set as soon as they heard the claim and reviewed the photographs from the photo shoot but found them inconclusive. Producer James R. Rosenthal stepped in to keep the crew away from Sizemore, and the movie's other producers immediately removed him from the set. The 55-year-old actors agent Stephen Rice told the publication, Our position is no comment..
He added that the girl's parents spoke to police about the incident, but did not press charges, and did not want the girl to be taken off the movie. While many who worked on the film believed the allegation against him, they had a financial responsibility to finish the film and no hard evidence.