Sylvester Stallone ‘categorically disputes’ claim of 1990s sexual assault

Actor Sylvester Stallone poses with his daughters and his wife Jennifer Stallone at the world premiere of Marvel Studios'
Actor Sylvester Stallone (C) poses with his daughters and his wife Jennifer Stallone (2nd-R) at the world premiere of Marvel Studios' "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2." in Hollywood, California, U.S. Wednesday, April 19, 2017 REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

December 21, 2017

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Actor Sylvester Stallone on Thursday denied an accusation that he raped a woman in the 1990s and said the allegation was “completely fabricated.”

Celebrity news site TMZ reported on Wednesday, citing law enforcement sources, that a woman had recently reported the allegation dating back to the 1990s against Stallone to Santa Monica police.

Stallone’s attorney Martin Singer said on Thursday that a woman had “filed a police report alleging a rape that occurred 27 years ago.”

“My client categorically disputes the claim,” Singer said in a statement emailed to media outlets. He said Stallone planned to file a claim that the accuser had filed a false police report.

Police in the California beach city of Santa Monica said on Thursday that they were investigating a complaint that was made in November against the “Rocky” actor.

“We got a complaint that was made in November of alleged sexual misconduct in the 1990s,” Santa Monica Police Department spokesman Saul Rodriguez told Reuters by telephone. “We are looking into it and will gather information and whatever we discover will be passed to the district attorney.”

Rodriguez did not provide details. Reuters could not independently verify the accusation.

Rodriguez said the accusation could fall within California’s complex statute of limitations for criminal prosecutions of sexual abuse. Offenses must generally be prosecuted within 10 years.

Stallone, 71, skyrocketed to fame in 1976 with his Oscar-winning boxing movie “Rocky” and went on to become one of Hollywood’s biggest action stars through the “Rambo” and “Rocky” film franchises.

(Reporting by Jill Serjeant)

  • Stan d

    “May he who is without sin cast the first stone”….

  • Varangian Guard

    There were plenty of wallet lizards after him back in the day, and plenty more after the new young ones out there. This will not stop anytime soon. Gold diggers will be around as long as sugar daddies are stupid enough keep them. Just now a days they want the money and a pound of flesh.
    God will sort it out, until then men, keep your details in your overalls and keep copies of your receipts.

  • “I’m a Rooster!”

    Seems crying wolf has become the new “norm”. The truth always seems a way to surface.

    • Sheriff Bart

      ADRIAN !! I DIDN’T DO IT !!!

      • “I’m a Rooster!”

        You’re killin’ me Smalls.

  • Deny

    This is getting way WAY out of hand. 27 years ago???? Want evidence & proof now–whether it’s democrat or republican being accused. Crazy.

    • Numerical Logic

      Ikr.

  • All American

    GMAFB!! “alleging a rape that occurred 27 years ago.” Sue her for defamation of character!

  • jenshadus

    OK, Mr. Stallone has a beautiful wife, gorgeous daughters, and it’s my opinion that if saw any other woman, he’d see them as his wife or daughters. He’s a decent man who happens to have money. So krnges..you’re right on. Remember the Duke hockey players? how about the recent one of Yikki Novino? They are looking fo rmoney or are stalkers. This bodes very badly where it really happens.

  • Brad

    If it wasn’t important enough to report in 1990, what makes it so damn important to report in 2017 except to jump on the bangwagon. The gal probably had a Dream and has relived it so much that she has convinced it is true.
    I for one will never condon rape or any form of sexual assault, but waiting decades to report, challenges the motivation and validity of the claim.

  • Doug Ballou

    This is news?

  • whoselineisitanyway

    IT’S ALL ABOUT THE BENJAMINS $$$$$

  • Richard McMeekin

    I know nothing of Stallone’s life. I know I am a long time fan of his. However, dynamite does not
    explode w/o a fuse. This guy is no longer a front row box office product. Whether or not this claim is proved legitimate is totally a matter of her veracity. I feel the latter can only come out in a court of law. If such an allegation was made about me I would immediately insist on a polygraph – for the claimer as well as for the one against whom the allegation has been made. If one or the other is proved to have falsely CLAIMED, or falsely DENIED the allegation, then I think the former should do serious jail time; the latter should be heavily fined. It is a toss of the coin at this point.

    • So just because you’re silly enough to put your trust in a machine, means that everyone else should. Having “had to take a polygraph” to prove my innocence in the past, against legal advice, wasn’t an easy thing to do. As far as I was concerned, I was lucky to have the machine verify my side of the story! I would never take a poly under these circumstances.

  • Mountainhiker

    27 years ago, yeah, has the sound of someone looking to either make money or get their face in the news. The political race in Alabama was clearly tainted by women that CLEARLY LIED, and it has come out that some one was offering money for women to falsely accuse Trump. At some point there needs to be national laws to put clear limitations for accusations that are she said, he said. And if anyone accepts money to bring false accusations, it is automatic jail time for both the one offering the bribe and the one accepting the money.

  • krnges

    Why aren’t I seeing sexual complaints against men who have no money? Hmmmm….

    • HarryObrian

      and or wouldn’t make the headlines.
      Liberal Femnazis are everywhere.

      • Scott

        Liberal Democratic Femnazis want to hurt males they are anti male they only want females for if they had a Male child they make him act female put on dresses just be around her for she FEELS more conformable with female looking males.

        They are so hateful of males for they FEEL bad being a female that is what the Democrats have brainwashed them to feel in schools through college for they get special treatment.

        Any young male better take a Chaperone with him to protect himself from being accused of some act SHE feels was wronged by him and he has little protection in College from fake accusations and charges. Just look at Duke University where all white males was accused and before all the facts where out, just on hear say the facility all 70 of them wrote a publish letter they should all be kick out because they are guilty of charge for even a Duke coach got fired from it all because he was WHITE and coach a all white team shows the Facility is bias against Whites.

        If your normal white male your target at colleges that take government money. It was a Black drug user female accused these young white males at party she was being paid for of going over the line and she LIED and media cover her side but NOT the White males they where all middle class White males and Duke hated them. The Professor said they hated them and wanted them out for they do not want White at Duke anymore.

        Any White males goes to Duke better take out insurance for legal cost for the professor will turn on you in minute to feel good about being a liberal and Democrat. They will brainwash White to FEEL bad being white even if the Professor is White he is being PAID to be emotional about White privileges which is all made up in College professor mind to get higher pay and status on campus.

        Males are being accused of things and he ends up in from of College court formed ruled by female ideas and Federal Democrat government wanting to support female lies.

        Just look at the Female protest wearing hates that look like what sexual and these are future mothers to male look out male children if they want or by accident have male child better put on dress for mother and poor females will be raise to hate males.

        if a male marries one of the liberal Democrat females wear a hate and at this protest they are marrying emotionally crazy and full of hate being a female and they will take it out on males. If a Male votes for Democrat he asking to be hurt and limited in life for Federal government favors females over males in College in in life for its not Constitutional but when did that Stop Democrats enforcing Unconstitutional acts.

    • Chris Gerber

      They can’t afford the lawyer??

    • Scott

      Lawyers cannot get money from poor men from 20 years ago and females cannot get fame having their name in the news in hope of being interviewed. Back in the 1990’s she must of been trying to be actress and Stallone had more females around him at that time you can count that is the way of that time for it was normal.

      He had female all around him that wanted to be with him so what is her problem after all this time. Forget it females set them self up in Hollywood and not after 20 years she had second thoughts. He most likely he cannot ever remember this female that what make her feel bad. Remember things back 20 years this female has issues and lawyers are playing off it for she needs money to go away and now he has to pay for lawyer doing the transaction this is all about money only.

  • Richard

    Say it ain’t so Rambo

  • willnkc

    And the witch hunt for deep pockets continues. When will it stop? Nobody knows.

    • Legion

      It’s all just a game to these liars .. so what do you do when people don’t play by the rules of the game?

      Stand up and walk away from the table.

      • Brad

        Walk away – exception is the current obstructionist in DC who elect to go to their sandbox and pout

    • Shane Norkus

      ‘when will it stop?’ tort reform aka loser pays.