Stallone ‘categorically denies’ sexually assaulting, threatening teen in 1986
LOS ANGELES, Nov 17 — Sylvester Stallone has “categorically denied” that he sexually assaulted a 16-year-old girl in 1986, branding them as “ridiculous” and “false”.
The Hollywood icon is the latest star to face allegations of historic sexual misconduct, after an unnamed woman claimed that Stallone forced her to have sex with him and his bodyguard in a Las Vegas hotel room when she was still a minor in 1986.
According to a police report was filed at the time and obtained by the UK’s Daily Mail, the bodyguard was named as Mike De Luca who would have been 27 years old at the time. He died in 2013.
It is claimed that Stallone met the then-teenager when he was filming the movie Over the Top on location in Las Vegas.
That’s when De Luca, who died in 2013, reportedly gave her a key to Stallone’s hotel room.
In the report, the woman went on to say that she and Stallone had consensual sex while De Luca waited in the bathroom but things took an unexpected turn when “Stallone asked her if she had ever had sex with two men at once.”
After the incident, the woman went on to say that Stallone threatened her safety, allegedly telling her to keep quiet or they would have to “beat her head in” as they were both married men.
Allegedly, an employee of the hotel called police when a friend of the victim informed him or her that she needed advice.
Feeling humiliated and intimidated by the event, the woman decided ultimately not to press any charges and signed a “no prosecution” form.
The 71-year-old actor’s spokesman Michelle Bega told TMZ: “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. It never happened.”
According to TMZ, it’s not unusual for police to investigate claims of sexual assault against a minor without the victim’s cooperation, but Las Vegas police told the outlet they did not feel they had sufficient evidence to move forward without the victim being willing to prosecute.