LOS ANGELES: US prosecutors have launched a probe to find out whether or not movie star Sylvester Stallone needs to be charged in reference to a sexual assault reported final 12 months, a spokesman mentioned Wednesday.
“A case was presented today by the Santa Monica Police Department regarding Sylvester Stallone,” Greg Risling, a spokesman on the Los Angeles District Attorney´s workplace, instructed AFP.
“It is under review by our sex crime task force.”
The case entails a lady who reported final November that the 71-year-old actor, finest identified for his roles within the “Rocky” and “Rambo” films, had assaulted her in 1990.
Risling declined to offer extra particulars in regards to the alleged assault or to make clear whether or not California’s 10-year statute of limitations applies within the case.
Police in Santa Monica and Stallone´s lawyer, Martin Singer, might additionally not be reached for remark.
The allegation towards the star comes within the wake of the #MeToo motion that has centered consideration on sexual harassment in Hollywood and past.
Singer in December instructed US media when the allegation first surfaced that his shopper “categorically disputes the claim and it is apparent that the woman filed the report to get a media outlet to publish the story.”
He acknowledged that Stallone had a relationship with the alleged sufferer whereas capturing a film in Israel in 1987 whereas he was single.
The lawyer mentioned on the time that he deliberate to submit a declare towards the girl for submitting a false police report.
The #MeToo marketing campaign took off final 12 months following sexual assault allegations towards Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein. It has since turn into a worldwide phenomenon.
Hundreds of celebrities and highly effective folks, together with actor Kevin Spacey and longtime broadcast journalist Charlie Rose, have been accused of sexual harassment within the wake of the Weinstein scandal.