Los Angeles DA Declines to File Rape Charges Against Sylvester Stallone

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On Tuesday, Deadline reported that the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office has opted not to file sex abuse charges against Sylvester Stallone after an a unidentified woman claimed the actor raped her three decades ago. Investigators cited as their reasoning “insufficient evidence to support a filing in addition to the allegations being outside the statute of limitations.


Case documents show that the woman says Stallone, now 72, assaulted her twice, once in 1987 and again in 1990. These accusations were made to the Santa Monica Police Department last December, and Santa Monica police filed the case in June, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The DA’s office says that though the woman provided witnesses, they were not able to sufficiently corroborate her allegations. A charge evaluation worksheet from the DA’s office states that the “victim and suspect had a consensual relationship in 1987.”


In December, Stallone’s attorney, Martin Singer, stated that his client “categorically denied” the woman’s claims, which he went on to call “totally fabricated.”

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