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Recovering drug addict Tom Sizemore has issued an apology to former President Bill Clinton and British beauty Elizabeth Hurley after sparking false rumors suggesting they were involved in a year-long affair two decades ago.

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The "Saving Private Ryan" actor claimed he had helped to set Clinton up on a date with his onetime girlfriend during a meeting at the White House during a taped interview that fell into the hands of editors at RadarOnline.com and tabloid the Globe.

Hurley denied the story via Twitter, 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.

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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 apologize to her for any hurt or [expletive] I caused her or the Clintons or anybody else I may have mentioned."