Did Liz Hurley have an affair with US President Bill Clinton?
Elizabeth Hurley forced to deny claims of an affair with Bill Clinton
Elizabeth Hurley dismissed claims she had a year-long fling with the former American President as “ludicrously silly”
By Anita Singh6:45PM GMT 05 Feb 2014
As celebrity gossip goes, it takes some beating: actress and model Elizabeth Hurley has year-long affair with Bill Clinton while he was US President.
Throw in the suggestion that they had a liaison in the White House while Hillary Clinton was next door, and that Mr Clinton ended it when he realised he was falling in love, and you have a story that rivals Marilyn Monroe’s alleged fling with John F Kennedy.
But when something sounds too good to be true, it usually is, as Miss Hurley pointed out on Wednesday when she was forced to deny the “ludicrously silly” report and threatened legal action as it gathered pace online.
The allegations were made by Tom Sizemore, a Hollywood actor who claims to have dated Miss Hurley in the 1990s.
Sizemore was recorded on video boasting to friends that he had arranged Miss Hurley’s first rendezvous with the president in 1998 following a White House screening of Saving Private Ryan.
The actor was one of the stars of the film and claimed Clinton pulled him away from the screening for a private conversation.
In the video, obtained by the gossip website Radar Online, Sizemore says Clinton asked him: “Did you go with Liz Hurley for four years? Do you still see her?”
When Sizemore confirmed that the couple had dated but were no longer an item, Clinton is said to have asked for Miss Hurley’s phone number.
In the recording, Sizemore claims the then-President told him: ‘Give it to me. You dumb m***********r, I’m the Commander-in-Chief of the United States of America.
“The buck stops here. Give me the damn number.”
Clinton then reportedly telephoned her, announced himself with the words, “Elizabeth, this is your Commander-in-Chief.”
He is alleged to have continued: “Listen Elizabeth, this is the President! I don’t have any time for this s***. I‘m keeping the world from nuclear war all the time. I’m sending a plane to pick you up.”
He is said to have despatched a private jet to whisk Miss Hurley from Los Angeles to Washington where she stayed for four days.
Sizemore claimed the affair continued for a year but that “at a certain point [Clinton] told her, ‘I don’t do love and I’m beginning to think I might love you’”.
Responding on Twitter, Miss Hurley said: “Ludicrously silly stories about me & Bill Clinton. Totally untrue. In the hands of my lawyers. Yawn.”
Mr Clinton, who famously had an affair with intern Monica Lewinsky while in the White House which almost brought down his presidency, has not responded to the reports.
Mr Clinton and his wife, the former US secretary of state, have weathered various reports of his infidelity during their nearly 40-year marriage.
Clinton and Hurley are known to have met in 2001 when his spokesperson confirmed that they were both at a Santa Monica beach house for a party along with other celebrities including Sheryl Crow.
They were then pictured together in 2005 at a Russian charity masquerade ball.
Sizemore’s reliability will be called into question by those in Miss Hurley’s corner. He was once tipped for great things, with roles in Born On the Fourth Of July and Black Hawk Down, but has battled heroin, cocaine and crystal meth addiction.
He has also spent time in prison. His recently published autobiography is titled By Some Miracle I Made It Out Of There.
Sizemore appeared with Miss Hurley in the 1992 action film Passenger 57 and claims to have begun a relationship with her. At the time she was in a relationship with Hugh Grant.
Grant’s complex romantic history is in the spotlight again after it emerged that he fathered two children in the space of three months. Two women, Anna Eberstein and Tinglan Hong, were pregnant with his children at the same time.
Miss Hurley was previously married to Indian businessman Arun Nayar and recently dated cricketer Shane Warne.
But the designer and model has been absent from the gossip pages since December when the pair announced they had ended their relationship.