Actor Tom Sizemore has been accused of inappropriately touching an 11-year-old girl on the set of the 2003 film "Born Killers", an incident which led Sizemore to get kicked out off the set.
So far, about twelve people who worked on the set of the 2003 film have come forward to confirm the incident, given the openness with which such cases have started to come to light in Hollywood.
Accoding to The Hollywood Reporter the incident took place in a photoshoot, requiring the child -- who had a small role in the film -- to be seated on Sizemore's lap for a holiday picture. According to the production manager of the film -- Cassidy Lunnen -- this is when Sizemore allegedly either rubbed his finger against the girl's vagina or inserted it inside, but Lunnen said: "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"
Actress Robyn Adamson, who portrayed the wife in the 2003 film, recalled she stood near the photographer when the picture was being taken and remembers the child was wearing a flannel nightgown. She then recalled: "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".
The girl, now 26-years-old and still unidentified by the media, told her parents at the time about the encounter, who notified the producers. Sizemore, then 42-years-old, was removed from the set and the family was encouraged to go to the police. However, the images from the photoshoot where the incident took place did not provide any conclusive evidence of inappropriate touching. After going to the police, the family decided not to press charges. Many involved speculated that it was an effort to preserve their daughter’s career and not drag her through the emotional ringer that comes with such legal proceedings.
Sizemore, now 55-years-old, already had a bad reputation in Hollywood for his drug use and convictions for battery against women, but he had never been accused of molestation before. Sizemore is best known for his roles in action films and dramas, including Saving Private Ryan in 1998, as well as "Black Hawk Down" and "Pearl Harbor" in 2001.