A Golden Globe-nominated actor is facing child molestation charges dating back to 2003, and involving an eleven-year-old girl.
Character actor Tom Sizemore has been sued by a woman who says he groped her when she was 11 years old. The woman, now 26, says Sizemore molested her on the set of the film “Born Killers.” The woman has not been identified.
Although authorities declined to file charges at the time due to a lack of evidence, Sizemore was reportedly thrown off of the set.
Despite some acclaimed performances and big roles, the “Heat” star has fought his personal demons. He has battled drug and alcohol addiction for years, and has several drug possession convictions. He was also convicted on domestic abuse charges, and even had a sex tape released, which he promoted for personal publicity. A video (posted below) shows him reportedly doing drugs and making racist comments.
A Utah woman who told police Tom Sizemore groped her at a photo shoot when she was 11 is suing the actor.
The lawsuit filed Monday says the 2003 incident during production of the “Born Killers” movie left her with post-traumatic stress and drug and alcohol addiction.
The lawsuit seeks at least $3 million in damages.
Sizemore denied the “highly disturbing” allegation when it surfaced last year, saying he would never inappropriately touch a child.
Sizemore spokeswoman Michelle Salem did not immediately return phone and email messages seeking comment.
Salt Lake City police investigated in 2003, but prosecutors didn’t file charges, citing witness and evidence problems.
This video, reportedly from around 2013, shows Sizemore doing drugs and making racist comments.
Sizemore has not commented on the lawsuit.