Sylvester Stallone Won’t Face Charges Over Sexual Assault Accusation

Los Angeles County district attorney’s office cites insufficient evidence and the statute of limitations in declining to pursue charges against the “Rocky” star

Sylvester Stallone

Prosecutors have declined to pursue charges against Sylvester Stallone stemming from a sexual abuse accusation made against him, according to paperwork from the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.

According to the paperwork, Stallone and his accuser, unnamed in the paperwork, had a consensual relationship in 1987. The accuser alleged sexual assaults by Stallone in 1987 and 1990, and provided fresh complaint witnesses, the D.A.’s paperwork said.

“However, none of the fresh complaint witnesses corroborated victim’s allegations,” the paperwork reads.

“Additional investigation did not provide any further corroboration,” the D.A.’s office noted. “As such, there is insufficient evidence to support a filing in addition to the allegations being outside the statute of limitations.”

While the name of the accuser was not disclosed, the D.A.’s office said it was reviewing a sexual assault accusation against the “Rocky” star in June, noting that the accusation was first reported to Santa Monica police in 2017, according to The Los Angeles Times.

Speaking to the Times, Stallone’s attorney Martin Singer said that the “Creed” and “Rocky” star previously had a consensual relationship with the accuser, and that he denies any misconduct. Singer told the paper that the accusations are “a false claim” and “a complete fabrication,” and said that the accuser “filed a police report to get a story published.”

Singer also told the Times that the accuser made her report to Santa Monica police after first attempting to give the story to an entertainment news site. The Times reports also that one of Stallone’s attorneys filed a complaint with the Santa Monica investigators at the time, stating that the accuser had essentially filed a false police report.

Singer did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.