LOS ANGELES: US prosecutors have launched a probe to determine whether film star Sylvester Stallone should be charged in connection with a sexual assault reported past year, a spokesman said Wednesday.
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. The case was presented by the Santa Monica Police Department. Stallone's spokesperson denied the allegation on the actor's behalf at the time. At the time, his lawyer called the allegations "completely fabricated" and said Stallone "categorically disputes the claim".
"It's outrageous that the DA's office and PD would announce this information because it makes the public think that there's something there". On Wednesday, Singer said his client had "nothing to hide". "It's not appropriate to try to ruin someone by doing this", he added.
The second alleged incident of sexual assault involving Stallone was said to have happened in 1986 at a Las Vegas hotel. But the revised law applies only to crimes committed after January 1, 2017, and offenses for which the statute of limitations had not expired by that date.
Stallone skyrocketed to fame in 1976 with his Oscar-winning boxing film Rocky and went on to become one of Hollywood's biggest action stars.