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Sylvester Stallone under investigation for sex crimes in Los Angeles

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The US actor is subject to an investigation by a special sex crimes task force for an accusation that came to light in November 2017

Anna Freeman

14 Junio 2018 15:04

World media has been reporting that The Los Angeles District Attorney's office is reviewing and investigating a historic sex crime case against US actor Sylvester Stallone, according to the DA's spokesman Greg Risling.

Santa Monica Police Department handed the case, which first came to light in November 2017, to the DA to investigate, Risling told CNN.

Although police refused to comment on the nature of the allegations, the accusation states that the incident took place in the 1990s, Lt. Saul Rodriguez of the Santa Monica Police said.

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

‘It's outrageous that the DA's office and PD would announce this information because it makes the public think that there's something there.’

Singer said the woman at the centre of the case had a consensual relationship with Stallone in the 1980s. ‘It's not appropriate to try to ruin someone by doing this,’ he said.

In 2016, California ended the statute of limitations on a number of sex crimes, including rape, forcible sodomy and molestation of a child. However, the amendments to law only applies to crimes committed after January 1 2017, and offenses where the statute of limitations had not expired by that date.

Stallone’s case is being reviewed by a special Los Angeles County task force that investigates possible sex crimes in the entertainment industry.

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