After reports surfaced this week claiming that former U.S. President Bill Clinton had an affair with actress and model Elizabeth Hurley, the “Austin Powers" film star is now firing back with threats of legal action.
Radar Online was the first to report Wednesday that Hurley, 48, and the former president had a one-year affair after Hurley's ex, actor Tom Sizemore, admitted to setting up their alleged tryst on a recently discovered audio recording. According to the report, the pair began dating in 1998 following a screening of the film “Saving Private Ryan” at the White House at which Clinton allegedly asked the film star for Hurley’s number, despite his marriage to former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
“We walk in [and he said] Did you go with Liz Hurley for four years? Do you still see her?” Sizemore admits on the recording, adding that the politician became hostile when he was hesitant to cooperate. “Give it to me… You dumb motherf—ker. I’m the Commander-in-Chief of the United States of America. The buck stops here. Give me the damn number,” Sizemore later added regarding Clinton’s alleged reaction, also added claims that the former President immediately called the model after recieving her contact information. According to the report, following Clinton’s meeting with Sizemore, the British native spent four days at the White House before the pair eventually fell in “love.”
Following the release of the tape, Sizemore, 52, has since back-tracked his accusations, claiming he made up the story of duo’s affair during a “drug binge.” “I’m not denying that I said these things,” said the “Black Hawk Down" star, later adding, “I’d like to apologize to her for any hurt or BS I called [Liz] or the Clintons or anybody else I may have mentioned… They were the rantings of a drug-addicted actor."
While Clinton has yet to address the report, Hurley has responded to the rumors, calling the affair allegations “ludicrous.” “Ludicrously silly stories about me & Bill Clinton. Totally untrue. In the hands of my lawyers. Yawn,” Hurley posted on her official Twitter account Wednesday. The actress, who infamously dated “Notting Hill" actor Hugh Grant for four years, later added a message of thanks to her fans for their support. “Thank you very much for your (mostly) very nice comments on what has been a pretty gruesome day… It’s been a tough couple of months in many ways…”
This isn’t the first time Clinton has made headlines for allegedly cheating on his wife of 39 years. In 1998 Clinton was accused of having an affair with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky. The politician originally denied the rumored tryst with the White House worker, telling the press, "I did not have sexual realtions with that woman." Several months later, Clinton admitted to their affair, saying, "I did have a relationship with Miss Lewinsky that was not appropriate."