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Tom Sizemore Arrested on Suspicion of Domestic Violence



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    In this Aug. 11, 2014, file photo, actor Tom Sizemore arrives at the premiere of "The Expendables 3" in Los Angeles. Los Angeles police arrested Sizemore on suspicion of domestic violence Tuesday, July 19, 2016.

    Actor Tom Sizemore was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence in Los Angeles Tuesday morning, according to police.

    Sizemore, 54, was arrested around 8:15 a.m. in the 400 block of South Main Street, LAPD said. He was released around 8:20 p.m. after posting $50,000 bail, The Associated Press reported. 

    Los Angeles police Officer Jane Kim declined to disclose to the AP details about the alleged victim or the severity of any injuries. 

    The arrest comes two weeks after the "Black Hawk Down" actor accidentally ran over a stuntman while filming the USA Network show "Shooter" in Agua Dulce. Sizemore's manager Charles Lago declined comment about Tuesday's arrest.

    Sizemore became a star in the late 1990s and early 2000s with acclaimed appearances in "Saving Private Ryan" and "Heat." 

    He then developed serious substance dependency problems that devastated his movie career, left him homeless, sent him to jail and led to a failed suicide attempt.

    Most famously, he was sentenced to six months in jail in 2003 for beating up his then-girlfriend, "Hollywood Madam" Heidi Fleiss.

    In 2005, his probation was revoked when he was caught using a prosthetic device to try to fool a drug test. Sizemore eventually got his probation reinstated, but he tested positive for drug use in 2006 and was given another three years probation and ordered to take weekly drug tests.

    The following year he was arrested on suspicion of drug possession in Bakersfield, and sentenced to prison for violating his probation.

    His comeback started in recent years after he wrote the candid book "By Some Miracle I Made It Out of There: A Memoir" about his recovery from addiction. 

    Sizemore told The Associated Press in 2013 after the book's release that he believed his dependency was related to the trappings of success, something he thought he could mask with alcohol. 

    "First I drank. People could tell if you were drunk, so then I was like, 'Hey, look, let me find a drug where I feel comfortable in my own skin,'" he said in the interview. "But I did. I found a drug and it was called cocaine. I did it for a while. Then I found an even better drug and it was called heroin." 

    Finally, he said, crystal meth became the drug that consumed his life and powered his spectacular fall from success.

    His recovery was documented on VH1 unscripted series "Celebrity Rehab" and its spinoff "Sober House."

    City News Service and The Associated Press contributed to this report.