Sylvester Stallone denies forcing 16-year-old girl into threesome

Sylvester Stallone denies forcing 16-year-old girl into threesome

Sylvester Stallone's been a movie star for over 40 years, starring in the popular Rocky, Rambo and Expendables franchises. Just last year he launched his latest comeback, playing a terminally ill Rocky Balboa in the critically acclaimed spin-off Creed. The role earned him an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor. Currently he's writing, directing and co-starring in the sequel, Creed 2.

But now Stallone is facing allegations of sexual assault that might deliver a knockout blow to his career. The Daily Mail has unearthed a police report from 1986 with a horrific accusation: a 16-year-old girl says Stallone forced her to have sex with him and his bodyguard.

Sylvester Stallone in 1986 Credit: Getty

In 1986, Stallone was 40 years old, shooting the movie Over The Top in Las Vegas. The unnamed 16-year-old said the actor David Mendenhall introduced them to each other in an elevator. A couple days later, she met up with Stallone to get his autograph, and he asked her how old she was. In the report, the police officer says "she told him she was 16, going on 17 years of age. She told me that Stallone asked her how she got such a build and she said that she just blushed.”

The next day, Stallone's bodyguard, Michael De Luca, gave her keys to a room at the former Las Vegas Hilton Hotel. The teenager says he "intimidated" her into having sex with him, then encouraged De Luca to join. This made her "very uncomfortable," but she felt she had "no choice."

Afterward, Stallone threatened to "beat her head in" if she told anyone, and laughed about it with De Luca. Terrified, the 16-year-old didn't go to the police. However, a concerned hotel employee found out the incident and notified police officers. When they finally tracked down the teenager, she said she didn't want to pursue charges because she was "humiliated" and "scared."

“She indicated that if the sexual encounter had only been with Stallone, she would not pursue this matter, but due to the fact that Mike, the bodyguard became involved in the sexual incident, she didn’t know what she wanted to do."

Stallone was married to actress Brigitte Nielsen at the time. A year later, they got divorced.

Sylvester Stallone Credit: Getty

Stallone, 71, has responded to these allegations, calling them "categorically false." His representative told Fox News:

“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."

I hope this news isn't true. It's such a horrible thing to happen to a 16-year-old girl.

Also, from a selfish perspective, this sucks to hear as a fan of the Rocky, Rambo and Expendables movies. Creed was great, and Creed 2 was looking pretty awesome, featuring the return of Dolph Lundgren as Ivan Drago.

Will this explode into several more allegations against Stallone? Will he get dropped from projects, like Kevin Spacey and Brett Ratner? Is there going to anyone in Hollywood left in 2018? I've said it before and I'll say it again: If we hear anything terrible about Tom Hanks, I can't even.