Stuntman sues Tom Sizemore after he was run over on TV set

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A stuntman who was injured when he was run over while filming an upcoming television series is suing actor Tom Sizemore and the production.

Steve de Castro sued Sizemore and Paramount Pictures on Friday, claiming the July incident in which he was pinned beneath a sport utility vehicle driven by Sizemore left him with significant injuries.

The lawsuit claims the “Black Hawk Down” actor was intoxicated at a remote desert airport in northern Los Angeles County during filming of the upcoming USA Network action show “Shooter.” De Castro was airlifted from the scene but the lawsuit does not specify what his injuries were, describing them only as “numerous internal and external injuries.”

Sheriff’s deputies did not open an investigation, saying at the time that it would be handled by occupational safety inspectors.

Paramount declined comment on the lawsuit. Sizemore’s agents did not return emails sent Saturday.

De Castro’s lawsuit states that some of his injuries are likely to be permanent and they have hampered his ability to work.

Sizemore was arrested later in July on suspicion of domestic violence and has pleaded not guilty to being abusive to his ex-girlfriend.

The accident and criminal case occurred amid Sizemore’s latest comeback attempt after years of substance abuse problems. He has a recurring role in “Shooter,” but his career has fallen from its heyday when he appeared in such films such as “Saving Private Ryan” and “Black Hawk Down.”

“Shooter” is a TV adaptation of a 2007 film with the same name and a best-selling novel, “Point of Impact.”

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