Prosecutors review Stallone sexual assault allegation


LOS ANGELES: US prosecutors have launched a probe to determine whether film star Sylvester Stallone should be charged in connection with a sexual assault reported a year ago, a spokesman said Wednesday.

The Santa Monica Police Department presented the case to the DA's office.

Santa Monica police said in December they were investigating a complaint that was made in November 2017 of alleged sexual misconduct in the 1990s by the actor.

Reps for Stallone did not immediately respond to Fox News' request for comment.

Late past year, Marty Singer, Stallone's attorney, said his client "categorically disputes" the accusation and added that the woman filed the report to get media attention.

"My client categorically denies the allegations", Stallone's attorney, Martin Singer, told CNN.

The alleged incident at the center of the case took place in 1990s, Lt. Saul Rodriguez of the Santa Monica Police said. "At no time was Mr. Stallone ever contacted by authorities or anyone else regarding this matter". Police didn't say anything about the nature of the allegation against Stallone.

The increasing scrutiny on allegations against Stallone come in the wake of the #MeToo movement and reports about widespread sexual abuse allegedly perpetrated by Harvey Weinstein and other powerful men in Hollywood.