Actor Tom Sizemore Arrested
Mon Dec 9, 8:29 PM ET
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Actor Tom Sizemore, who plays a police detective in the CBS series "Robbery Homicide Division," was arrested after a woman claimed he hit and threatened her, police said Monday.
Sizemore's attorney, Robert Barta, called the allegations unfounded and said they were part of a "shakedown" for money by the woman. Her identity was not released by Barta or police.
In her police report, made Saturday at the Van Nuys station, the woman claimed Sizemore "punched her in the face and threw her to the ground" that morning, Officer Renee Montoya said.
She also said Sizemore "made threats to her," Montoya said.
Sizemore, 41, was booked for investigation of domestic battery, a misdemeanor, and released on $2,500 bail, Montoya said. The charge carries a maximum penalty of a $2,000 fine and a year in jail.
Sizemore was to be arraigned Jan. 8, according to the city attorney's office.
His attorney said the "individual became unruly when asked to leave and was escorted out of Mr. Sizemore's house. Subsequently, the individual asked me, Mr. Sizemore's attorney, for money."
"This is a shakedown and we are confident it will go away," Barta said.
Sizemore's film credits include "Saving Private Ryan" and "Black Hawk Down." His CBS series debuted this season.