Sizemore Cries During Abuse Trial
Tom Sizemore hasn't taken the stand in the domestic abuse trial against him, but he sat at the defense table Monday and cried as his attorneys wrapped up testimony by showing a videotape of former Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss declaring her love for him, the Associated Press reports.
"I can't wait for Tom to get home to tell him how good he was, how handsome he is, how happy he makes me," she said in the tape, which was reportedly filmed in a hotel room while Sizemore was on a movie promotional tour that included separate interviews with Howard Stern and Regis Philbin.
Sizemore's attorneys claim the tape contradicts Fleiss's claim that on the same day he came to the hotel room and beat her so badly that both of them missed the premiere of his movie.
The "Black Hawk Down" and "Saving Private Ryan" actor, 41, stands charged with multiple counts including making about 100 harassing phone calls to Fleiss, vandalizing and threatening to inflict injury to a person or property, and corporal injury resulting in a traumatic condition. If convicted of all charges, he could face up to 13 years in prison, says AP.
During earlier testimony in the trial, Fleiss, 37, said Sizemore smashed her collection of figurines with a baseball bat and that she became upset when she learned that he was employing prostitutes during a movie shoot.
"I found it repulsive that he was trying to build a life with me at the same time," Fleiss said on the stand. She also claimed that Sizemore threatened the life of her younger brother.
"All the time we shared, all the experiences, it came down to 'I'm going to kill your brother,'" she said.
Closing arguments in the case are to begin Tuesday.