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Sylvester Stallone denies rape as police investigate

From BBC - December 22, 2017

Actor Sylvester Stallone has denied an allegation of rape after police in California opened an investigation.

Santa Monica police said they were examining a complaint of sexual misconduct dating from the 1990s.

The Rocky star said the allegation was "completely fabricated". His lawyer, Martin Singer, said a woman had filed a police report "alleging a rape that occurred 27 years ago".

"My client categorically disputes the claim," Singer continued.

Stallone, 71, received Oscar nominations for Rocky and Creed and starred in the Rambo film series.

'Thorough investigation'

Santa Monica police spokesman Lieutenant Saul Rodriguez said: "I can confirm we received an allegation of sexual misconduct involving Mr Stallone.

"The [alleged] victim came forward to report the incident in November 2017. The alleged incident occurred in the early 1990s in Santa Monica."

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