A stuntman working on the new TV show Shooter says actor Tom Sizemore was drunk when he hit him with a vehicle on set, according to a lawsuit filed Friday in Los Angeles County Superior Court and reported by The Hollywood Reporter.
Stuntman, Steve De Castro, says he was working on location at the Agua Dulce Airport on July 6 when Sizemore became intoxicated knowing that he would be driving a car. Attorney Lawrence Grassini asserts Sizemore’s actions were done in conscious disregard for safety.
De Castro says he does not know the extent of his injuries but he is suing the actor, Viacom, Paramount and others for a long list of claims including negligence, battery, assault and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
The stuntman claims producers supported Sizemore’s actions by not firing him.
Sizemore joined Shooter in May and two months later was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence, which occurred only two weeks after the crash that put Steve De Castro in the hospital.