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Rumors about secret Stallone tapes and a blackmail plot have begun circulating this week, as some reports have allegedly claimed that secret tapes were used to force Sylvester Stallone to make a big pay out to his half-sister Toni-Ann Filiti.
The rumors have been sparked by the New York Post, which published a report on Jan. 30 sharing details of an alleged incident years ago that it says involved abuse, cover ups, and denials.
According to the NY Post report, Filiti accused her half-brother, Hollywood actor Sylvester Stallone, of abuse years ago. The newspaper alleges that the incident made Stallone agree to pay Filiti more than $2 million, as well as $16,666 per month for the rest of her life.
The extensive alleged agreement also included Stallone paying her $50,0000 a year to cover any medical and psychiatric bills.
The NY Post claims that it has obtained confidential settlement documents about a settlement made way back in 1987. The alleged settlement, the publication claims, indicates that there were six cassette tapes related to the accusations Filiti was making, and that the tapes would be destroyed when the settlement agreement was signed, and would ensure Stallone would not be admitting any guilt in the accusations.
Meanwhile, the report also claims there is more to the story than meets the eye. Sylvester Stallone's mom, Jackie Stallone, has said, according to the NY Post, that there was absolutely no abuse from her son towards Filiti, and that the entire incident was a sordid ploy by Filiti to blackmail her half-brother so claim some of his wealth.
According to the Examiner, Jackie Stallone says it was a "shakedown by a drug addict" who was desperate for cash. Even though Sylvester Stallone absolutely denied any such abuse, he was at an vital point in his acting career and the last thing he wanted was to be at the center of such allegations and scandal. So he allegedly agreed to the deal to make things "go away."
According to Radar Online, Filiti died of lung cancer last year in August. Radar claims that Jackie has also suggested the same story; that Sly Stallone only agreed to the settlement because his career was red hot at the time, and it was recommended to him by legal advisors that he give his half-sister something to make sure the false accusations stayed out of the public eye.
However, it has also been reported that Edd, who is Filiti's son, has claimed his mother maintained that abuse had taking place even as she was dying.
Here is a video of the alleged blackmail plot concerning Sylvester Stallone and his half sister: