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Injured stuntman sues Tom Sizemore for more than $20 million

Actor Tom Sizemore is facing a bid for more than $20 million (£15.2 million) in damages from the stuntman he reportedly ran over with a car while filming the Shooter TV reboot.
Steven De Castro had to be airlifted to hospital in July, 2016 after he was struck by a Cadillac SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle) during the series’ production at the Agua Dulce Airport in Santa Clarita, California.
Reports at the time suggested Sizemore, who was driving, misunderstood instructions given by a stunt co-ordinator on set, and did not see De Castro when he put the car in reverse.
The stuntman filed suit against Sizemore in October, 2016, claiming the actor was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident, with his attorney branding the Saving Private Ryan star’s alleged actions “wilful, vile and done in conscious disregard for safety”.
De Castro sued Sizemore alongside production bosses at Viacom and Paramount for charges including negligence, battery, assault, and intentional infliction of emotional distress, and now he is asking for damages in excess of $20 million, according to TheBlast.com.
In new court papers detailing the extent of his injuries, he reveals his medical expenses to date have cost him $150,000 (£114,000), and is expected to soar to $5 million (£3.8 million) in future.
He also claims to missed out on $300,000 (£227,500) in earnings so far, while he estimates his injuries will cost him $7.5 million (£5.7 million) in future loss of income.
De Castro determines he should receive $5 million (£3.8 million) for pain, suffering, and inconvenience, as well as for emotional distress.
Sizemore, who has struggled with substance abuse in the past, has yet to comment on the lawsuit.
He was fired from the Shooter series weeks later after he was arrested following an altercation with his then-girlfriend, and the 55-year-old was subsequently charged with domestic violence, battery, and making criminal threats. He faces up to three years in jail if convicted.
Shooter, which stars Ryan Phillippe, is the small screen adaptation of Mark Wahlberg’s 2007 action film of the same name.

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