The sexual assault case that was filed Wednesday against Sylvester Stallone is nothing but a smear campaign — and the only reason authorities announced they were reviewing it is because they are trying to appease “the #MeToo generation,” the actor’s lawyer claims.
“The DA’s office in both New York and LA want to get it out there that they’re investigating these matters,” attorney Marty Singer told The Post.
“You don’t see police or the DA’s office issuing statements about everybody who files a police report — people would get ruined,” he said. “Why go to the media? Why not do the investigation first?”
Stallone, 71, is accused of sexually assaulting a woman he used to date in the early 1990s. The Los Angeles County DA’s Office started reviewing the case Wednesday after it was handed over by Santa Monica Police.
Singer says his client is completely innocent, and that the sex he had with the alleged victim was always consensual. The two met in Israel while Stallone was filming “Rambo III” and they saw each other regularly for several years.
“They had a consensual, sexual relationship when he was single,” Singer said. “But nothing happened.”
The couple eventually broke things off and went their separate ways, according to Singer, and that was the last time Stallone heard from the woman. It wasn’t until after the #MeToo movement began making headlines last year — following the Harvey Weinstein scandal — that she surfaced with the allegations, Singer said.
“This woman filed a police report after a website would not publish her story,” the lawyer claimed. “She came forward trying to get a story published in November about Stallone with an entertainment website. The woman claimed there was someone who could corroborate what happened. When questioned by the site, the person told a reporter that her claims were absolutely false. They said [the alleged victim] was always boasting about her relationship with Stallone.”
Singer told The Post that the website refused to publish the woman’s allegations, even after she filed a report with the Santa Monica police department.
“Two witnesses came forward and disputed her story,” Singer said. “One was her boyfriend who had been with her for over ten years. He said she only said the best things about Stallone, told him he was the greatest guy. The only thing that ever upset her was that he slept with someone who worked with him.”
Another website, however, caught wind of the woman’s police report and decided to publish a story in December on her allegations, according to Singer.
“It was outrageous,” Singer said, calling both the article and police report “inappropriate.”
“Two third-party witnesses went to the police and then came forward to us and confirmed that story was completely false. The woman had stated how much she liked my client and what a great relationship she had with him — so it’s just not right.”
Stallone was so outraged by the allegations that he wound up hiring a separate lawyer to file a claim against the woman for filing a false police report.
“It’s not appropriate for anyone to file a police report because you wanna get a story out in the media,” Singer said. “It’s totally wrong.”
While Stallone’s attorney maintained his client’s innocence, he also pointed out how the accuser and DA’s office are both well-aware of the fact that the statue of limitations has already passed on her allegations.
“The woman knew that even if her story was true — which its not — its too late to file charges,” Singer said. “That’s not saying people shouldn’t file police reports, it’s just improper to first try and get a story.”
Singer went on to say that he was deeply disappointed with the DA’s office and local authorities for publicizing Stallone’s sex assault case without knowing more about it.
“It’s very frustrating that this would be public based on all the facts,” Singer said. “It’s inappropriate and improper — especially when there are two independent witnesses coming forward against her.”
Stallone’s legal team hopes that when everything is said and done, the actor’s name will be cleared and his accuser punished.
“There should be some consequences if someone files a false police report and [the accused] gets smeared in the media — with the presumption being that if somebody files a report, it must be true,” Singer said, claiming that false accusers gain “legitimacy” from doing so.
“That’s not saying there aren’t legitimate police reports,” he added. “But more than 90 percent are rejected.”