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Prosecutors review Stallone sexual assault allegation

Prosecutors review Stallone sexual assault allegation Prosecutors review Stallone sexual assault allegation
Stacy Diaz | 14 June, 2018, 18:03

Los Angeles County prosecutors Wednesday began reviewing whether actor Sylvester Stallone should face charges in connection with a sexual assault reported past year to Santa Monica police, a spokesman said.

The Santa Monica Police Department turned over the case, which was first reported to it in November 2017, Risling told CNN in an email.

Details of this new case have not been released yet. Late past year, 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 from previous year, however, outline at least two alleged incidents of sexual assault from his past.

The allegation against the star comes in the wake of the #MeToo movement that has focused attention on sexual harassment in Hollywood and beyond. The statue of limitations were said to have already expired on that case, though. The DA's office did not say how long it was expected to take to review the case.

Police in Santa Monica and Stallone´s attorney, Martin Singer, could also not be reached for comment.

The accuser said she consented to have sex with Stallone but not De Luca, and that Stallone threatened to "beat her head in" if she told anyone.

"No one was ever aware of this story until it was published today, including Mr. Stallone", spokesperson Michelle Bega told The Daily News a year ago.

"We are looking into it and will gather information and whatever we discover will be passed to the district attorney".

At the time of the woman's original allegation, Stallone's lawyer Marty Singer told USA Today that the actor "categorically disputes the claim", acknowledging Stone had a relationship with the woman for less than a week while shooting a movie in Israel in 1987.