Earlier this summer, it was revealed that Sylvester Stallone was being investigated by the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office regarding an alleged sexual assault that took place in the 1990s. An anonymous woman came forward late last year with her story. Even though her allegations were outside of the statute of limitations, authorities still decided to investigate. But the investigation has come to an end, and Variety says the L.A. District Attorney’s Office has dropped the case.
The woman was the second person to come forward with allegations against Sly; the first claimed he assaulted her in the 1980s when she was just 16. The D.A. was investigating the second case, in which the anonymous woman filed a police report with the Santa Monica PD, alleging that Sylvester Stallone raped her in his office in the ’90s. Sylvester’s lawyer Marty Singer responded to the investigation by claiming that he had a consensual relationship with the woman in 1987. The woman in question admitted that she had a consensual relationship with Sylvester in 1987, but also that he had allegedly raped her that same year, and again in 1990.
The woman also provided witnesses who she believed would aid in providing evidence to her story. According to the investigation, the witnesses’ stories didn’t exactly match what the woman had told them. Investigators weren’t able to find any other witnesses that could corroborate her story. At the time the anonymous woman filed her complain, Marty Singer claimed that another woman had come forward and stated she was asked to lie about the incident in question.
The D.A. decided not to file charges against Sylvester, as their investigation yielded insufficient evidence. It also didn’t help that the case was well over the 10-year statute of limitations.
So Sly is off the hook, for now at least. There is still the 1980s allegation floating around, but it’s not known if that will be investigated in the same way as this most recent case. But for now, there will be no trial and Sly doesn’t have to worry about getting called into court. That’s also great for any potential jury members; I’m sure it’s not easy finding a copy of Rosetta Stone: Understanding Sylvester Stallone’s Mumbles to prepare for the trial.