Sylvester Stallone will not face action over historic rape claims

He previously denied any wrongdoing

Sylvester Stallone will not face rape charges after prosecutors in California found there was insufficient evidence to charge the Hollywood icon.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office also discovered that the allegations against Stallone fell outside of the statute of limitations for reporting sexual crimes.

The woman had reportedly alleged to Santa Monica Police that Stallone assaulted her in 1987 and 1990.

She also provided witnesses who she said were told of the assaults at the time. According to the District Attorney’s office, the witnesses were unable to support the woman’s claims and investigators were unable to find another evidence to support them.

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“The victim alleged assaults in 1987 and 1990 and provided fresh complaint witnesses,” a charge evaluation sheet states. “However, none of the witnesses corroborated the victim’s allegations.”

At the time of the original allegation, a lawyer for Stallone confirmed that the actor “categorically denies the claims”. The actor also accused the woman of submitting a false report against him.

Earlier this year, the actor’s brother responded after the star was subjected to a death hoax.

“Rumours that my brother is dead are false. What kind of sick demented cruel mind thinks of things like this to post?” he wrote in response to claims that the actor had died from cancer.

“People like this are mentally deranged and don’t deserve a place in society”