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Los Angeles prosecutors reviewing sexual assault case against Sylvester Stallone

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Los Angeles prosecutors stated on Wednesday that their intercourse crimes crew was reviewing a case against “Rocky” actor Sylvester Stallone.

FILE PHOTO: Actor Sylvester Stallone poses on the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) Art+Film Gala in Los Angeles, October 29, 2016. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

Los Angeles District Attorney’s workplace spokesman Greg Risling didn’t give particulars however stated the case was introduced by police within the California seashore metropolis of Santa Monica.

Representatives for Stallone, 71, didn’t instantly return a name for touch upon Wednesday.

In December, Stallone’s lawyer Martin Singer stated girl had “filed a police report alleging a rape that occurred 27 years ago.”

“My client categorically disputes the claim,” Singer stated in a press release on the time.

Santa Monica police stated in December they had been investigating a criticism that was made in November 2017 of alleged sexual misconduct within the 1990s by the actor.

Stallone skyrocketed to fame in 1976 along with his Oscar-winning boxing film “Rocky” and went on to change into one among Hollywood’s largest motion stars by means of the “Rambo” and “Rocky” movie franchises.

California has a posh statute of limitations for felony prosecutions of sexual abuse however offenses should typically be prosecuted inside 10 years.

Hollywood has been roiled up to now eight months by accusations of sexual assault against dozens of actors, administrators and filmmakers, resulting in many main figures being compelled to step down or dropped from inventive initiatives.

Producer Harvey Weinstein was charged in New York with rape and sexual assault final month. He entered a not responsible plea.

Comedian Bill Cosby was convicted in April of drugging and sexually assaulting a girl in 2004.

Reporting by Jill Serjeant; Editing by Bill Tarrant

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