An accusation that Sylvester Stallone raped a woman in 1990 is being reviewed by the Los Angeles District Attorney.
In a statement provided to Us Weekly, the D.A. said: “A case was presented today by the Santa Monica Police Department regarding Sylvester Stallone. It is under review.”
According to earlier reports, Sylvester Stallone demanded a police investigation after a woman filed a report claiming he raped her 27 years ago.
As reported by TMZ, Stallone’s attorney, Marty Singer, said the woman in question had filed the report with Santa Monica PD, and that the actor was ready to take action.
TMZ reports that a reputable media outlet had approached Singer in late 2017 to inform him that the woman was claiming Stallone raped her in 1990 in his Santa Monica office.
Stallone, who denies the allegations, is said to have admitted he spent three days with the woman in 1987 during a movie shoot in Israel. However, not only does he insist she was not a minor and there was no rape, he also claimed he never saw her at all in 1990.
Sources have told TMZ the media outlet that contacted Singer refused to publish the woman’s story due to lack of evidence and because, at that time, she had yet to file a police report.
Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter after the woman finally did file a police report in December, a legal representative for the “Rocky” star said, “We have already notified the police that my client wants to file a claim against the woman for filing a false police report. My client categorically disputes the claim and it is apparent that the woman filed the report to get a media outlet to publish the story.”
This accusation followed Stallone vehement denial of an earlier allegation suggesting he sexually assaulted a 16-year-old girl in 1986, when he was 40 years old.
Stallone’s rape case has since been rejected.
According to TMZ, the L.A. County District Attorney’s Office made the decision to throw out the case on Tuesday, citing insufficient evidence.
The Hollywood Reporter also reports that none of the witnesses could confirm the woman’s allegations, adding that “none of their versions of events corroborated the claims made.”
The statute of limitations had also expired.