Did you happen to see the oddball story about how actor Tom Sizemore was recorded saying that his ex Elizabeth Hurley once had a year-long affair with President Bill Clinton? After, as Tom described it, Clinton met Tom at a White House event and demanded Hurley's number by saying, "Give it to me. You dumb mother*****r, I’m the Commander-in-Chief of the United States of America. The buck stops here. Give me the damn number." Sizemore said Clinton then called Hurley and manfully announced, "I'm keeping the world from nuclear war all the time. I’m sending a plane to pick you up."
If something about all that seemed a little ... off to you, you're right. History may never know whether Bill Clinton's extramarital pillow talk ever referenced nuclear war, but Tom Sizemore has admitted the whole thing was a lie. Not that he's denying he said it in the first place, mind you -- but he wasn't exactly in his right mind when he told the story.
In an interview this week, Sizemore told HuffPost Live that the Clinton/Hurley story -- which was apparently caught on tape and obtained by Radar Online -- was a total fabrication.
It's not true. I was never at the White House, I've never met Bill Clinton.
As for why he said all that stuff, he explains that the recording was made during a period of his life when he was dealing with a major drug addiction.
I'm not denying that I said these things. I don't remember saying them, but it's an old video tape, and they're the rantings of a guy ... it's been well-chronicled that I had a very severe drug problem.
Sizemore -- who was once addicted to coke, heroin, and meth -- has been sober for almost five years and says he takes regular drug tests. He recently published a memoir titled By Some Miracle I Made It Out of There, which details his years of addiction and multiple arrests, and appeared on Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew in 2008.
I'm sure Sizemore's past has come back to haunt him time and time again in his sobriety, but it's pretty lame a tabloid would even run this story, since I'm sure it was painfully obvious on the recording that he was high at the time. Good for him for completely owning up to the fact that he said it and what the circumstances were for him at the time.
He's also apologized to both Hurley and former President Clinton:
I'd like to apologize to her for any hurt or BS I caused her or the Clintons.
As for Hurley, she dismissed Sizemore's tale as "ludicrously silly" and said the matter was "in the hands of my lawyers." If she really does sue, in my opinion it'd be nice to see Radar Online held responsible for their part in publishing the story in the first place.
Do you think Tom Sizemore should have to legally account for this old story?
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