Injured 'Shooter' stuntman sues for his injuries

Actor Tom Sizemore arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of 'The Expendables 3' at TCL Chinese Theatre on August 11, 2014 in Hollywood. Photo / Getty
Actor Tom Sizemore arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of 'The Expendables 3' at TCL Chinese Theatre on August 11, 2014 in Hollywood. Photo / Getty

The Saving Private Ryan star has been in and out of the media for years due to his problems with substance abuse and addiction.

It unfortunately seems like Sizemore is in more hot water after it was revealed a stuntman from the US show Shooter is suing the actor for allegedly hitting him with a car while under the influence.

Stuntman Steve de Castro on Saturday filed the lawsuit, which seeks damages and medical expenses from Sizemore as well as the production company Paramount Pictures after he was hit with and then pinned under an SUV in July.

The film crew at Agua Dulce Airpark in California where Sizemore hit the stuntman.
The film crew at Agua Dulce Airpark in California where Sizemore hit the stuntman.

The lawsuit alleges Sizemore knew he was "intoxicated" before taking the wheel of the car and allegedly running de Castro over.

The incident occurred at a remote desert airport out of Los Angeles and his injuries were so severe he needed to be airlifted from the location.

Actor Tom Sizemore leaves Los Angeles Superior Court LAX Division after he was convicted of seven misdemeanor counts today related to domestic abuse against his ex-girlfriend. Photo / Getty
Actor Tom Sizemore leaves Los Angeles Superior Court LAX Division after he was convicted of seven misdemeanor counts today related to domestic abuse against his ex-girlfriend. Photo / Getty

Although the lawsuit fails to specifically list de Castro's injuries, it does say they were "numerous" and "internal and external".

He also claims that the "preventable accident" left him with lasting injuries that have borderline ruined his career as a stuntman.

Actor Tom Sizemore leaves Los Angeles Superior Court LAX Division after he was convicted of seven misdemeanor counts today related to domestic abuse against his ex-girlfriend. Photo / Getty
Actor Tom Sizemore leaves Los Angeles Superior Court LAX Division after he was convicted of seven misdemeanor counts today related to domestic abuse against his ex-girlfriend. Photo / Getty

According to the lawsuit, instead of terminating Sizemore's employment on the US drama, the producers took the actor's side.

De Castro's lawsuit hints at previous disagreements with the Black Hawk Down star as he claims the damage was "intentional" and that his injuries were "wilful and unprovoked physical acts of aggression."

Actor Tom Sizemore speaks to reporters outside Los Angeles Superior Court LAX Division after he was convicted of seven misdemeanor counts. Photo / Getty
Actor Tom Sizemore speaks to reporters outside Los Angeles Superior Court LAX Division after he was convicted of seven misdemeanor counts. Photo / Getty

Less than two weeks after the incident, Sizemore was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence against his ex-girlfriend.

He has pleaded not guilty to being abusive to her.

The actor has had a tumultuous past involving violence and addiction.

Steven Spielberg admitted he drug tested the star daily on the set of Saving Private Ryan to keep him sober and Sizemore has been arrested a number of times over the years, even spending a brief amount of time in jail.

- news.com.au

Get the news delivered straight to your inbox

Receive the day’s news, sport and entertainment in our daily email newsletter

SIGN UP NOW

© Copyright 2017, NZME. Publishing Limited

Assembled by: (static) on production bpcf02 at 24 May 2017 05:08:08 Processing Time: 678ms