LOS ANGELES: Rambo and Rocky star Sylvester Stallone will be investigated by US prosecutors for sexual assault claim against him.
Sylvester Stallone is a Hollywood star famous for his leading roles in Rambo series and Rocky series. He is a veteran action hero who still plays action roles despite his old age.
Greg Risling, spokesman at Los Angeles District Attorney´s office said that a case was brought related to the star. He informed news outlet that the case was brought in by Santa Monica Police against Stallone.
He added that the case was under review by the prosecutor office’s sex crime task force.
The case rotates around a woman who has claimed last November that Stallone had sexually assaulted her in 1990.
However; Greg Risling circumvented to provide more details about the sexual assault. He also declined to tell whether the California’s 10-year statute of limitations apply in the case or not.
Attorney of Sylvester Stallone, Martin Singer, was unavailable for commenting on the situation.
The accusation against the Rocky star comes after the wake of the #MeToo movement. The movement has brought in attention of the world, crimes of sexual assault and harassment in Hollywood and beyond.
Martin Singer, Stallone’s legal counsel, said that the actor denies the claim of the woman. He also added that this was just an attempt for the woman to achieve a little publicity.
The #MeToo movement rose to prominence last year after allegations of sexual assault surfaced against big-time Hollywood Director, Harvey Weinstein. Since then celebrities world wide have followed the movement.