I don’t remember the last time I’ve turned on the computer and a celebrity wasn’t being accused of doing something rapey. There have been more harassment accusations than ugly women at a pussy-hat parade. Hard to tell them apart, no? Let’s revisit the allegations against Sylvester Stallone. Allegations Stallone has strongly denied.
Because there’s a new one. Plot twist: Sly is ready to fight back. This sounds like the plot to a bad movie.
Stallone’s attorney, Marty Singer, believes the woman recently filed a false police report with Santa Monica PD. Singer says this all started more than a month ago when a media outlet, not TMZ, informed him the woman was alleging Stallone raped her in 1990 in his Santa Monica office.
Sources with direct knowledge tell us the media outlet that contacted Singer refused to publish the woman’s story due to a lack of corroborating evidence, and because, at that time, she had not filed a police report — not in 1990, and not at any time since then.
See, first rule of alleging RAPE! File a rape report. Yes, I get it. Rape is traumatic and it’s hard to file a report sometimes. But to allege RAPE some 20+ years later, without any evidence, isn’t a swell idea.
We’re told the woman finally did file a police report with Santa Monica PD in mid-November. However, the media outlet still did not publish. Our sources say it appears she filed the report in an effort to get the story out to the public, but failed.
The more we learn of this specific case, the more it smells like a three-day-old vegan “hamburger.”
However, Singer says a different reporter called him Tuesday and stated, definitively, that the woman — who sources say was once married to a convicted killer-for-hire — had now filed a police report. Singer says he contacted Santa Monica PD late Tuesday night to confirm the report, but the investigations division was closed.
Stories like this are why some believe we should slow the roll a little with #MeToo. Here’s a woman, allegedly, who went to a media outlet with an accusation. When she was told there was nothing to back it up, tried to create something to back it up. If it looks like a troll, smells like a troll, and hobbles like a troll…
If the accusations were leveled BEFORE the facts were presented, and there was an elusive report from 1990, Stallone would have been guilty, no questions asked, in the court of public opinion. Such is the climate of late 2017.
There are a LOT of sleezeburritos in the entertainment industry. Hollywood holds all the film rights to The Hills Have Rapey Eyes. But we need to remember not all accusations are equal.
False rape accusations also harm actual rape victims. Can’t state that enough.