2017 could very well be remembered as a year in which the lid was lifted on sexual abuse cases as a litany of high profile male figures from the world of film, comedy, news and politics have finally seen their actions come to light. Now 71-year old veteran action star Sylvester Stallone has been named in a report that was made public by The Daily Mail, with a police incident filed while the actor was shooting Over the Top, an arm-wrestling drama that was in production in 1986 before a 1987 release.
Being 40-years old at the time, he was said to initiate and engage in a threesome with an underage 16-year old girl alongside his former bodyguard Michael 'Mike' De Luca. While the details are incredibly graphic and disturbing, Stallone has maintained his innocence to deny the events ever took place.
What Happened In Vegas ...
With De Luca passing away in 2013, it is only Stallone who now has to face the music. This is how the tabloid reported the news.
"Sylvester Stallone was accused of sexual assault by a 16-year-old girl while he was filming a movie in Las Vegas in the late 1980s, according to a bombshell police report obtained by DailyMail.com."
Despite engaging in a complicit act with Stallone, it was De Luca's involvement that tipped the balance for the female.
"The Rocky actor was 40 years old when an unnamed teenager disclosed to Las Vegas police that she had been 'intimidated' into having sex with him and his bodyguard Michael 'Mike' De Luca at the former Las Vegas Hilton hotel in July 1986. The 16-year-old claimed she had sex with Stallone and he encouraged De Luca to join them. At that point she became 'very uncomfortable' with the encounter but felt she had 'no choice.'"
Sly: Mail Never Reached For Comment Before News Broke
With the likes of Harvey Weinstein, Louis C.K. and Kevin Spacey essentially blacklisted from the industry for their conduct, the actor would be fully aware of the ramifications that are involved with sexual abuse cases. Stallone's spokeswoman Michelle Bega told TMZ that they categorically deny the allegations wholeheartedly.
"This is a ridiculous, categorically false story. No one was ever aware of this story until it was published today, including Mr. Stallone. At no time was Mr. Stallone ever contacted by authorities or anyone else regarding this matter."
Stallone has been prepared to write, direct and feature in the highly anticipated sequel Creed 2 that will reintroduce Dolph Lundgren as Ivan Drago. Yet this case could completely alter that landscape.
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