Penniless BLACK HAWK DOWN star Tom Sizemore is desperately looking for cash from sales of a new leaked sex tape, in which he features, so he can take his newborn twin sons off welfare.

The troubled star, who has been in and out of court battling domestic and drug abuse charges in the past two years, insists he's owed profits from the private sex tape, which is now "out there" but won't go into details about it.

Sizemore, who claims his legal battles have left him homeless and with just $8 (GBP4.40) to his name, admits he's struggling to be the father he desperately wants to be to his boys, who were born last month (AUG05) - and he needs the money.

The actor, who is currently appealing a 17-month prison sentence, tells US news show Extra, "I know I'm in it (sex tape) but I'm not making a penny. I don't have a dollar today.

"My children are the greatest thing that's ever happened to me. They are beautiful (but) my babies are on welfare. If I was making money (from the tape), my babies would not be on welfare."