Sylvester Stallone under investigation by police sex crimes team

Carla Harmon
June 14, 2018

Prosecutors in the U.S. are reviewing a sexual assault allegation made against Sylvester Stallone which the actor has denied. Police recently sent the case to a special entertainment task force in the Los Angeles County DA's office that investigates sex crime allegations in the entertainment industry, spokesperson Greg Risling told CNN.

Risling declined to provide more details about the alleged assault or to clarify whether California's 10-year statute of limitations applies in the case.

Berk could not be immediately reached for comment.

The woman, who Stallone told Radar had visited him while he was filming a movie in Israel in 1987, claimed that he raped her three years later in his office in Santa Monica. Media reports from a year ago, however, outline at least two alleged incidents of sexual assault from his past.

Stallone is the latest in a string of stars to be accused of sexual misconduct in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal. Late past year, Marty Singer, Stallone's attorney, said his client "categorically disputes" the accusation and added that the woman filed the report to get media attention.

Stallone's camp has denied both of the allegations of assault, and even threatened to file claims accusing the alleged victims of filing false police reports. "At no time was Mr Stallone ever contacted by any authorities or anyone else regarding this matter".

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