Saturday 21 September 2019

Stallone was accused of sex attack on teen in 1980s

Hollywood actor Sylvester Stallone denies sex assault: ‘It never happened,’ he said of the alleged incident.
Hollywood actor Sylvester Stallone denies sex assault: ‘It never happened,’ he said of the alleged incident.

Harriet Alexander

Sylvester Stallone was accused of sexual assault by a 16-year-old girl while making a film in Las Vegas in 1986, according to newly-obtained police records.

Stallone was 40 when he met the unnamed girl, who was staying with her family on holiday at the Hilton hotel in the city. He was there to film 'Over The Top', and met the girl when she asked for his autograph, according to the police documents obtained by DailyMail.com.

Mike De Luca, Stallone's bodyguard, allegedly asked the girl how she would react if Stallone made a pass at her. The teenager said she responded that she "would probably make a pass back at him".

De Luca then gave her two keys for a room on the 27th floor and told her to go up to the room as soon as possible, according to the police report. That night, she claimed she went up to the 27th floor where she met Stallone and De Luca in the hallway and together, they all went into the hotel suite.

She began having sex with Stallone, she alleged, and then the bodyguard came into the room and asked to join in.

The girl said at that point she felt very uncomfortable about the situation but felt that she "had no choice" but to continue and De Luca had sex with her while Stallone made her perform a sex act on him.

After the incident, the teenager alleged that Stallone threatened her and said she could not tell anyone because both men were married.

If she said anything, she alleged, "they would have to beat her head in".

John Samolovitch, a retired Las Vegas metro police department detective sergeant, who was head of the sexual assault unit at the time, confirmed to DailyMail.com that "the copy of the police report is in fact a true copy of the original report".

The girl ultimately decided not to pursue charges against either man because she was "humiliated and ashamed", as well as being "scared", according to the police report.

"She states there was no actual physical force, but she did feel intimidated," the report states.

The police report noted that the girl had "difficulty in relating her thoughts" and was "extremely emotional".

"I'm humiliated and ashamed, but I don't want to prosecute," she said. "I'm kind of scared and I'm very ashamed."

De Luca died in a police shooting in 2013.

Stallone said of the alleged incident: "It never happened."

Michelle Bega, his spokeswoman, said: "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 any authorities or anyone else regarding this matter."

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