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Actor Tom Sizemore faces 16 new charges related to Fleiss

Sizemore kisses Fleiss at a celebrity event in this June 2002 photo.
Sizemore kisses Fleiss at a celebrity event in this June 2002 photo.

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LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) -- Actor Tom Sizemore is facing 16 new charges, including domestic violence and witness intimidation, stemming from a stormy relationship with Heidi Fleiss, the notorious former Hollywood madam who was once his fiancee.

Sizemore, 41, was arrested last week for allegedly threatening Fleiss to intimidate her so that she wouldn't testify in a previous domestic violence case. On Wednesday, the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office announced it had filed 16 additional misdemeanor charges against the actor, who starred in the movie "Saving Private Ryan" and the CBS television series "Robbery Homicide Division."

The charges include domestic violence, criminal threats, intimidation of a witness, vandalism, making obscene phone calls and making repeated harassing phone calls, prosecutors said. He will be arraigned on the charges, which carry jail sentences ranging from six months to a year, on June 6.

Sizemore, though his publicist, has denied the charges and accused Fleiss of making the allegations in retaliation for his decision to end their relationship.

The original domestic violence charges stem from an incident last November in which Sizemore was accused of punching and threatening a woman at his home during an argument over their wedding plans. Sizemore has denied knowing the woman.

A judge issued an emergency order prohibiting Sizemore from contacting or coming within 100 yards of Fleiss. Sizemore had previously been ordered to keep away from another witness in his domestic violence case, who alleged the actor tried to coerce him into giving false testimony.

Sizemore starred in the drama "Robbery Homicide Division" last fall. The show was canceled despite good reviews.

Fleiss gained fame as the "Hollywood Madam," procuring women for Tinseltown's rich and famous, including actor Charlie Sheen. She spent 21 months in jail for pandering, money laundering and tax evasion.


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