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Sylvester Stallone Allegedly Sexually Assaulted a Minor 31 Years Ago

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This news does not bode well for Sylvester Stallone

Sylvester Stallone is the most recent actor (and likely not the last) to face allegations of sexual assault. First reported by The Daily Mail and later confirmed by Us Weekly, allegations made by a 16-year-old girl in 1986 allege that Stallone and his bodyguard at the time, Mike De Luca, forcibly coerced her into giving both men oral sex. Later, as stated in the police report filed by the girl, De Luca allegedly forcibly had sex with her while Stallone later allegedly ejaculated in front of her.

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According to Us Weekly, the girl filed a police report at the time the alleged criminal act occurred but that report was seemingly not followed up on. This is evidenced by the fact that this appears to be the first time the public is hearing about it since it happened 31 years ago.

The Daily Mail's report states that the girl was invited up to the then 40-year-old actor's hotel room while he was in Las Vegas. From there, "the 16-year-old claimed she had sex with Stallone and he encouraged De Luca to join them [in his hotel room]. At that point, she became 'very uncomfortable' with the encounter but felt she had 'no choice.' De Luca then forced the teenager to perform oral sex on him before penetrating her, while Stallone made her give him oral sex, according to the police report."

Worse still, the girl alleged at the time that the actor threatened her if she told anyone about the incident, allegedly saying that both men were married, implying that it would ruin or destabilize Stallone or De Luca's personal lives. The phrase reportedly used by Stallone was that he would have to "beat her head in" if she told anyone — a stomach-churning turn of phrase, to be sure.

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In a subsequent interview, which was videotaped, the girl was visibly upset and told authorities at the time, "I’m humiliated and ashamed, but I don’t want to prosecute. I don’t want anybody else to have that happen to them, but I don’t want to prosecute. I cannot talk about this anymore. Please leave me alone."

In a statement to Us Weekly, reps for Stallone's stated, "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 authorities or anyone else regarding this matter."

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It's unclear at this time if any fresh legal action can be taken or if this will affect Stallone's public or private life in any manner.

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