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News broke yesterday that Creed 2 director Sylvester Stallone had allegedly sexually assaulted a 16-year-old girl he reportedly met while he was in Las Vegas filming the movie Over The Top. The incident is alleged to have occurred back in 1986 when Sylvester Stallone was 40, and his then-bodyguard Mike De Luca was also listed in the complaint as being involved in the sexual acts. Following the release of the report, Sylvester Stallone's representative Michelle Bega has come out to deny the claims, stating the following:
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.
If you haven't been keeping tabs on the latest celebrity allegations, yesterday, news broke that the 16-year-old had been hanging around near the area where Over the Top was filming in Las Vegas. She says she was staying with her family for a trip in Vegas at the time, and admitted to Mike De Luca that if Stallone made a pass at her she would make a pass back. She was then given keys to his hotel room on the 27th floor. She allegedly fooled around with Stallone but they "really didn't have sex" because she was apparently "very tight." The teen said that later she was forced to perform oral sex on and have intercourse with bodyguard Mike De Luca.
After the alleged sexual acts, the teen told police that neither Sylvester Stallone or Mike De Luca climaxed, but that Stallone did mention to her that he was a married man and that she couldn't tell anyone about what had happened in the hotel room, before laughing it off.
The Daily Mail's original report says that the 16-year-old did not go to the police about the incident. They found her after a hotel employee who knew of the matter called the police for advice. The then-teen alleged to police that she did not want to pursue the matter with Sylvester Stallone but that she was upset about what had happened when the "bodyguard became involved." She eventually opted to sign a no prosecution form and the Las Vegas Police Department later told TMZ that if the victim does not want to press charges, it puts the police and the law in a difficult position. Victims need to be involved otherwise charges do not usually stick. The matter was ultimately dropped back in 1986 and didn't come up again for years.
Per what Bega said in her statement, Sylvester Stallone was unaware that the currently-unnamed lady had ever made the allegations. Mike De Luca is no longer around to make a statement. He was shot and killed after hitting a palm tree and getting stopped by police in California back in 2013. Stallone is currently 71 but is still very active in the movie industry. He is set to direct and appear in the upcoming Creed 2, and to appear in a slew of upcoming projects including but not limited to TV's Omerta and Escape Plan 3.