Thursday March 08 07:35 PM EST
Stallone's Sex Assault
SYLVESTER STALLONE: overly frisky workout
partner or unwitting victim of a litigious tabloid hound? Depends
on which lawyer you ask. An exotic dancer has sued the "Rocky"
star, claiming he sexually assaulted her at a gym last year.
In a suit filed last week in Santa Monica Superior
Court, Margie Carr claims the 54-year-old actor attacked
her last February at the Santa Monica Bodybuilding Center,
"forcibly pinned" her against a wall and tore her clothes
But SSTALLONE's lawyer, MARTY SINGER,
vehemently denied the allegations, saying her suit is "purely
fictional and totally without merit," and that Carr
is suing so she can sell more stories to the tabloids.
"My client completely denies the claim,"
SINGER said. "The problem is that in America, anybody
can sue anyone on claims, whether false or not."
In an interview last month with the Globe
supermarket tab, Carr claimed she had a 10-year affair
with STALLONE, and that she loved STALLONE and wanted
him to leave his wife of four years, model JENNIFER FLAVIN.
She also gave an account of an alleged rough-sex encounter at
Carr's lawsuit, filed February 28 [exactly
one year after the alleged incident], claims STALLONE forced
her onto a couch and "attempted to forcibly have sexual intercourse"
with her. Carr says she suffered emotional distress and
pain and suffering and seeks unspecified damages.
SINGER, however, portrays Carr
as delusional and lawsuit-happy, saying the woman has already
appeared on the Howard Stern Show to talk about her Globe
story, and that she's already filed other sexual harassment
lawsuits against three different restaurants during the past three
years. [Emphasis mine - Craig]
"Our belief is she filed this lawsuit to
sell another story to the tabloid," SINGER said. "We
were told yesterday that she and her lawyer were attempting to
sell a story to the European tabloids."
Carr's lawyer, Christopher Morosoff,
has not immediately returned a call for comment.
I have no doubt that this case will not last
long. Consider this: no criminal charges were ever filed and this
"assault" allegedly took place after a ten year affair
over a year ago?? Also consider that she will talk to HOWARD
STERN but NOT the Associated Press. Perhaps the best
evidence that this is nonsense is that not even the National
Enquirer or Star purchased the story and it instead
had to be sold to the Globe! Three lawsuits against three
restaurants in three years? Wow! Bad luck does comes in threes!
It is really unfortunate that celebrities have
to go through this nonsense. - Craig Zablo