Brigitte Nielsen has defended her ex-husband Sylvester Stallone after he was hit with an allegation of sexual assault, saying the rumored incident “did not occur”.
An unnamed woman filed a police report claiming she met the Rocky star when he was filming Over the Top in 1986, when she was 16 years old, and he invited her to his Las Vegas hotel, where Stallone and his bodyguard allegedly had sex with her in his room.
The actor’s representative blasted the “ridiculous, categorically false story” at the time, and now model/actress Nielsen, who was married to Stallone between 1985 and 1987, has come forward to deny the allegation.
“During the summer of 1986 we were newlyweds,” she told TMZ.com. “I was inseparable with Sylvester when Over the Top was being shot in Las Vegas. The story claims that at approximately 8:30 in the evening during the shoot of the movie the person claims she was in our suite at the Hilton Hotel.
“This incident did not occur. Most of the day, I would watch him film, then we’d have dinner and go to our room. No other person was in the room with him, but me… It’s unbelievable that Sylvester and his family have to suffer through this over something that never happened.”
In the original story, the woman claims she was introduced to Stallone by his Over the Top co-star David Mendenhall, and he has also spoken to TMZ, admitting he was “shocked” to read the “completely false” story, adding, “The only people I introduced to Mr. Stallone were my relatives who visited me on the set.”
Stallone’s representatives also said they had no knowledge of the story until it was published and had never been contacted by authorities about the alleged incident, which they said “never happened.”
The accuser decided against pressing charges so Las Vegas police dropped the case.