- The Washington Times - Friday, November 17, 2017

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

Sylvester Stallone, of Hollywood’s “Rocky” movie series fame, is apparently next on the ever-growing list of Tinsel Town notables to face allegations of sexually inappropriate behaviors.

He says it’s all a lie. But his accuser comes in the form of a woman who says back when she was 16 years old, in 1986, the then-40-year-old actor physically threatened her with unwanted sexual advances. She also claimed Stallone’s bodyguard was part and parcel of the process.

Specifically, TMZ reports this: “The claim is based on a police report in which the alleged victim said Stallone … invited her up to his room at the Las Vegas Hilton. She claims he had sex with her, and then asked if she’d ever had sex with two men at the same time. According to the police report, published by the Daily Mail, the girl claimed Stallone’s bodyguard then came out of the bathroom and she was forced to perform oral sex on him and Stallone. She claims Stallone threatened to ‘beat her head in’ if she told anyone.”

And she said it occurred while they were in Las Vegas filming “Over the Top.”

This woman declined to be identified. But as the Daily Mail reported, the police report wasn’t even filed at the insistence of the alleged victim. Rather, a hotel employee called police, based on the story told to the employee by a friend of the victim.

Stallone, through a spokesperson, denies all.

“This is a ridiculous, categorically false story,” Stallone’s spokesperson said, TMZ reported. “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.”

The girl, in fact, reportedly refused to cooperate with police when they responded and signed a “no prosecution” form, TMZ reported. Why? She said she was scared and humiliated and just wanted to move on.

But Stallone’s rep tells a different story.

“It never happened,” he said.

Every day.

Every day now, there’s a new name, a new allegation, a new sexual harassment or assault claim to investigate. Honestly, it’s getting hard to keep up. But signing a “no prosecution” form seems pretty clear-cut. It would seem to suggest the victim wasn’t going to prosecute because, well, there wasn’t anything worthwhile enough to prosecute.


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