The latest in the wave of Hollywood sexual misconduct allegations has revealed that actor Tom Sizemore was removed from the set of 2003’s “Born Killers” for allegedly sexually violating an 11-year old girl according to THR.
The young actress, who was to play the actor’s daughter in a flashback scene, reportedly told her parents that Sizemore had touched her genitals. In the scene she was supposed to sit on the actor’s lap, but then Sizemore began to rub her vagina and may have gone further and according to production manager Cassidy Lunnen, the actress was young and not sure if the incident happened intentionally or not.
Robyn Adamson, who portrayed the wife in the movie, stood off camera and said the girl had an uncomfortable look on her face: “At one point her eyes got just huge, like she could’ve vomited. I was watching her. She soon reintegrated and kept going, although she had trouble taking direction. Later, when I was told about what happened, I knew exactly what it was.”
No charges were filed at the time and Sizemore returned to the production after it moved from Utah to California. The now 26-year old former actress is seeking to press charges against Sizemore, as well as her parents, and has requested to stay anonymous.
The trade spoke with a dozen members of the cast and crew who can confirm that the actor was removed from the set and that everybody on the project knew about the allegations – leading to a less than stellar work environment. Sizemore has been known to have problems with substances and domestic abuse, so many believed the girl’s story right away.
Sizemore is said to have denied the young actress’ claim as soon as he was confronted, but his management firm Untitled and talent agency CAA both quietly dropped him shortly afterward. His current reps said simply “no comment” to today’s report.