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Prosecutors review Stallone sexual assault allegation

Prosecutors review Stallone sexual assault allegation

Prosecutors in Los Angeles are reviewing an allegation of sexual assault which has been made against Sylvester Stallone.

A Santa Monica Police Department spokesman did not immediately return messages seeking additional details about the referral. The statue of limitations were said to have already expired on that case, though.

Reporting on this incident started in 2016, when a woman claimed she would file a report with police about an incident that took place between her and Stallone in the 1990s.

Media reports over the past year have described at least two alleged incidents involving the 71-year-old "Rocky" star.

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In response to the allegation, the LA Times reports, Stallone's lawyers filed a complaint with Santa Monica police alleging that the woman who made the claim against the actor filed a false police report. A criminal allegation dating to the 1990s can not be charged under California law because it is past the statute of limitations that existed at the time.

Stallone's case joins a slew of others that are being handled by the L.A. County sex crimes task force, which was formed a year ago in the wake of the vast fallout from the Harvey Weinstein scandal. Greg Risling, a spokesman for the District Attorney's Office, told Radar that the sex crimes task force is now reviewing the case.

His attorney Martin Singer told CNN: "My client categorically denies the allegations". "No one was ever aware of this story until it was published today, including Mr. Stallone".