Recovering drug addict Tom Sizemore has issued an apology to former U.S. President Bill Clinton and British beauty Elizabeth Hurley after sparking false rumours suggesting they were involved in a year-long affair two decades ago.
The Saving Private Ryan star claimed he had helped to set Clinton up on a date with his one-time girlfriend during a meeting at the White House during a taped interview that fell into the hands of editors at RadarOnline.com and U.S. tabloid the Globe.
Actress/model Hurley denied the story via Twitter.com and revealed she was planning to sue, writing, "Ludicrously silly stories about me & Bill Clinton. Totally untrue. In the hands of my lawyers. Yawn".
Now Sizemore has come clean about the tale, admitting he made up the scandalous story years ago while under the influence of drugs.
In an interview with HuffPost Live, he says, "I've never met former President Clinton, I've never known him to know Ms. Hurley.
"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...
"I'd like to apologise to her for any hurt or Bs (bulls**t) I caused her or the Clintons or anybody else I may have mentioned."