Film star ‘categorically denies’ claims, detailed in police report, that he and a bodyguard intimidated a girl into sex before threatening her with violence
‘No one was ever aware of this story until it was published today, including Mr Stallone,’ said the actor’s representative.
Sylvester Stallone has denied allegations that he and his bodyguard sexually assaulted a 16-year-old fan in the 1980s and then threatened to “beat her head in” if she spoke up about it.
A spokesperson for the actor described the claims as “ridiculous” and “categorically false”, after a 1986 police report into the alleged encounter was obtained by Mail Online.
“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 any authorities or anyone else regarding this matter,” Stallone’s representative, Michelle Bega, told the Hollywood Reporter.
The incident is said to have taken place at what was then the Las Vegas Hilton in 1986, while Stallone was promoting the film Over the Top. According to the police report, the unnamed woman, who was staying at the hotel with her family, said she was given keys to a hotel room by the actor’s bodyguard, Michael De Luca. After having sex with Stallone there, the woman claimed that De Luca became involved in the encounter, at which point she became “very uncomfortable”.
The woman said there was no physical force involved in the incident, but she felt “intimidated” into having sex with the pair. “She became very uncomfortable with the situation. She states she did not want to have any type of sexual contact with the bodyguard, but felt she had no choice in the matter,” the report claims.
After the incident, “Stallone made the comment that they were both married men and that she could not tell anybody about the incident and if she did, that they would have to beat her head in”, according to the report.
Police noted that the woman was “extremely emotional” during their interview with her and had “difficulty in relating her thoughts”. She ultimately decided not to pursue charges against Stallone and De Luca because she felt “humiliated and ashamed” by the incident, the report states.
Retired detective sergeant John Samolovitich, who was the head of Las Vegas police force’s sexual assault unit at the time of the alleged incident, confirmed to the Mail that they had obtained a “true” copy of the report.
De Luca, a former professional boxer, died in a 2013 police shooting in California.
The claims against Stallone come in the wake of allegations of sexual assault and harassment made against a number of entertainment industry figures.