Prosecutors are reviewing sexual assault allegations against Sylvester Stallone, stemming from a a woman’s claim to police that the actor raped her in his Santa Monica office in 1990, according to reports.
A spokesperson for the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office told the Hollywood Reporter and other outlets that the office is reviewing the case, which was presented to them Wednesday by the Santa Monica Police Department. But the rep didn’t specify what the allegations involve.
Media reports over the past year have described at least two alleged incidents involving the 71-year-old “Rocky” star. The first involves the rape allegation from 1990, and a source close to the investigation said that this is the case being reviewed by prosecutors.
Santa Monica police said in December they were investigating the claim made by an unidentified woman, despite the expiration of the statute of limitations, which in California is 10 years for sexual assault or battery.
In December, Stallone vehemently denied sexual assaulting anyone through his attorney Martin Singer. The actor admitted that he had spent three days with the woman in Israel during a movie shoot in 1987, but denied seeing her at all in 1990. Singer also announced that the actor was contemplating pursing charges against the woman — for filing a false police report.
On Wednesday, a representative for Stallone repeated that the actor intended to press a case against his accuser.
“We have already notified the police that my client wants to file a claim against the woman for filing a false police report,” the rep told THR. “My client categorically disputes the claim and it is apparent that the woman filed the report to get a media outlet to publish the story.”
The second alleged incident of sexual assault involving Stallone was said to have happened in 1986 at a Las Vegas hotel. …read more
Source:: The Mercury News – Entertainment