Actor continued career after removal from set for allegedly violating minor

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Tom Sizemore

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Three of the film's producers said Sizemore was removed from the set as soon as they learned about the accusation, but claimed examination of the photos taken on-set didn't provide material evidence of the girl's abuse.

The girl who made the allegations had a minor role in the film which was a completely separate film from Natural Born Killers.

The actress, now 26, opted to remain anonymous, but told The Hollywood Reporter that she recently hired a lawyer and is exploring legal options against the actor _ as well as her parents. A rep for Sizemore, who denied any wrongdoing at the time, told THR that "Our position is 'No comment'". Sizemore was reportedly spoken to and replied, "I've done a lot of terrible things, and I'd never do anything with kids". At this point, he allegedly touched her vagina.

The next day, casting director Catrine McGregor said she got a call from the young girl's agent, informing her that the girl had told her mother she had been inappropriately touched.

The producers of the movie, Michael Manshel, and Gus Spoliansky stated that when they found out about what he did, he was subsequently removed from the set. "I was watching her", she said.

Sizemore's acting credits include the Oscar-winning Saving Private Ryan, Black Hawk Down, and Twin Peaks: The Return.

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The Hollywood Reporter, which broke the story, alleges that the actor was participating in a second-unit still portrait session when the incident took place. She added that afterward, "the young girl had trouble taking direction". "Later, when I was told about what happened, I knew exactly what it was", Robyn Adamson recalled the photoshoot to THR.

Furthermore, in 2003, Tim received a six-month jail sentence for abusing his girlfriend, Heidi Fleiss, during their two-year relationship.

Charles Lago of DTLA Entertainment Group, who was Sizemore's former manager for a half-dozen years until Lago dropped him in disgust after he was accused of beating women, said he was "not surprised" by the allegation.

Sizemore is said to have strongly denied the little girl's allegations when he was confronted over the allegations at the time, telling producers: "I've done a lot of terrible things, and I'd never do anything with kids".

Production assistant Roi Mufas said the wider crew quickly learned of the allegation, and that "we all thought, 'That fucking sleazebag.' There was never any doubt". "We're talking about consistent behavior, just being 'Tom Sizemore" on set every day.

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