County Prosecutors Reviewing Sexual Assault Allegation Against Sylvester Stallone


County Prosecutors Reviewing Sexual Assault Allegation Against Sylvester Stallone

Los Angeles prosecutors are reviewing a sex crimes case against actor Sylvester Stallone.

A spokesperson for the District Attorney's office in Los Angeles has said that a case has been presented to police in Santa Monica. Details of the case were not released.

A representative for Stallone did not immediately return a request for comment. Late a year ago, Marty Singer, Stallone's attorney, said his client "categorically disputes" the accusation and added that the woman filed the report to get media attention.

Media reports over the past year have described at least two alleged incidents involving the 71-year-old "Rocky" star. A criminal allegation dating to the 1990s can not be charged under California law because it is past the statute of limitations that existed at the time.

Hundreds of celebrities and powerful people, including actor Kevin Spacey and longtime broadcast journalist Charlie Rose, have been accused of sexual harassment in the wake of the Weinstein scandal.

The case is being reviewed by a Los Angeles County task force, which is looking into alleged sexual misconduct in the entertainment industry.

Stallone's rep called the Las Vegas allegation "a ridiculous, categorically false story".

In December, Stallone vehemently denied sexual assaulting anyone through his attorney Martin Singer. "At no time was Mr. Stallone ever contacted by any authorities or anyone else regarding this matter".

Santa Monica Police started to look into the allegations against Stallone in November.