Actor Sylvester Stallone denies allegations that he sexually assaulted a 16-year-old girl while filming the movie "Over the Top" in Las Vegas in 1986.
“This is a ridiculous, categorically false story. No one was ever aware of this story until it was published today, including Mr. Stallone," a representative for Stallone told Fox News. "At no time was Mr. Stallone ever contacted by authorities or anyone else regarding this matter.”
Stallone, now 71, and his then-bodyguard Mike De Luca allegedly met the accuser at the former Las Vegas Hilton Hotel. De Luca invited the teenager to Stallone's hotel room. They are both accused of sexually assaulting her. The unnamed accuser claims Stallone threatened to harm her if she told anyone about the incident, according to an alleged police report obtained by The Daily Mail.
‘The copy of the police report is, in fact, a true copy of the original report," retired Las Vegas Metro Police Department detective sergeant John Samolovitch, confirmed to The Daily Mail. Samolovitch was head of the sexual assault unit at the time. The Mail published the alleged police report on its website.
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department spokesman Laura Meltzer said the department's records do not go back far enough to confirm the authenticity of the copy of the cited police report.
Meltzer told The Independent that the report's formatting is consistent with the department’s procedures.
What's the story?
The Mail reported that the girl allegedly met Stallone while staying at the hotel with family friends from July 18-28, 1986.
The teen said she met actor David Mendenhall, who played Stallone's son in the film, at the hotel's arcade and he introduced her to Stallone on July 23, 1986.
Filming continued over the following days and, according to the Daily Mail report, when Stallone, who was 40 then, met the girl, he asked her how old she was. After learning her age, he asked her "how she got such a build."
The girl told police she asked Stallone for a kiss on the cheek. He reportedly said "he would give her a kiss at a later date, that she would not forget."
A day later, she went back to where the crew was filming to ask the movie star for an autograph.
De Luca, who was 27 at the time, allegedly asked her what she would do if Stallone made a pass at her. The girl replied that "she would probably make a pass back at him."
De Luca handed her the keys to Stallone's 27th-floor hotel suite and told her to go there as soon as possible.
The teenager went to the room later that evening, where she claims she and Stallone undressed and had intercourse. The girl said De Luca was in the suite's bathroom during this time.
She alleges that Stallone asked her if she'd ever had a threesome. At that point, De Luca came out of the bathroom and joined them.
The girl, who was minor at the time, claims De Luca forced her to give him oral sex for a few minutes "before he had vaginal sex with her." According to the report, while she was having intercourse with De Luca, Stallone "came around" and forced her to give him a "blowjob."
She said the men didn't climax, but Stallone asked if she wanted to see "come." He allegedly masturbated in front of her.
Afterward, they told her to keep quiet. They allegedly threatened "they would have to beat her head in" if she reported it.
There was an alleged police report, so why no charges?
According to the police report, "She indicated that if the sexual encounter had only been with Stallone, she would not pursue this matter, but due to the fact that Mike, the bodyguard became involved in the sexual incident, she didn't know what she wanted to do.
She became very uncomfortable with the situation. She states she did not want to have any type of sexual contact with the bodyguard, but felt she had no choice in the matter.
She states there was no actual physical force, but she did feel intimidated"
However, the report notes that the teen had "difficulty in relating her thoughts" and was "extremely emotional" while reporting the incident.
She eventually told the police she was "humiliated and ashamed, but I don't want to prosecute."
Las Vegas police told TMZ that "it didn't feel they had sufficient evidence to move forward."
Stallone joins a long list of Hollywood moguls, media personalities, and politicians who've been slammed recently with allegations of sexual misconduct.
De Luca died in 2013 when he was shot and killed by California police during a traffic stop.