Stallone representative denies sex assault claim against actor

A news anchorwoman says the former comedian forcibly kissed her and groped her.

A rep for Sylvester Stallone has called a decades-old sexual assault claim against him "categorically false."

On Thursday, the Daily Mail and the Baltimore Post-Examiner published stories alleging Stallone was accused of sexual assault by a 16-year-old girl while he was filming a movie in Las Vegas in 1986.

Both news outlets said they obtained a Las Vegas police report stating the allegations.

At the time, Stallone would have been 40.

The police report detailed by the Daily Mail and the Baltimore Post-Examiner indicates the unnamed teen consented to sex with Stallone. But she told police she did not consent to group sex after Stallone invited his bodyguard, Michael “The Duke” De Luca, to join them. She said she felt she was intimidated into having sex with both of them. 

“This is a ridiculous, categorically false story," said Michelle Bega, spokeswoman for Stallone. "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 any authorities or anyone else regarding this matter.”

The Baltimore Post-Examiner website first published the allegations in February 2016, when Stallone was up for a best supporting actor Oscar for Creed, referring to a copy of the 12-page police report.

According to the Post Examiner, no charges were filed in the incident because under Nevada law, the age of consent is 16 and the victim claimed she consented. Stallone and De Luca were never interviewed by the police and the case was dropped.

De Luca, who was 27 in 1986, was shot and killed during a traffic stop in 2013 by California police. 

When USA TODAY contacted the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, public information officer Laura Meltzer said there were no copies of the 31-year-old report at their records bureau.

Meltzer said the police report published by the Daily Mail "does appear to be in the format of an officer's report for that time period," but she could not confirm the document's authenticity. 

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