STALLONE BLACKMAIL CASE: SECRET TAPES DESTROYED
Published on: January 30, 2013
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Several secretly taped recordings between SYLVESTER STALLONE and his late half-sister were reportedly destroyed as part of their multi-million dollar settlement.
Stallone‘s late half-sister Toni-Ann Filiti alleged he abused her for years, resulting in a hush-hush settlement that the Rocky star claims he was blackmailed into accepting, RadarOnline.com reported
In paperwork obtained by The New York Post, the agreement was signed 26 years ago and shows Sly agreeing to pay Toni-Ann $2 million plus $16,666.66 every month in her lifetime, on top of a trust with $50,000 per year for medical and psychiatric expenses.
Despite Toni-Ann’s abuse claims, sources tell the paper that the settlement was part of a “shakedown” and that the 66-year-old "Rocky" star was blackmailed.
The NY tab reports that the settlement paperwork said Toni-Ann “asserted claims for personal injury, including physical injury” against her half-brother, while he “vigorously denied and continues to deny and dispute all claims of wrongdoing.”
According to confidential settlement documents, the tapes allegedly contained conversations between Filiti, who died in August, and Stallone, identified in one document only as “S.”
“This is to acknowledge receipt from you of a total of six cassette tapes, four of which contain conversations between you and your older half-brother who we are referring to as S.,” reads a letter – dated August 3, 1987 – addressed to Filiti by her attorneys at the time. The memo continues, “You understand that in accordance with the terms of the settlement agreement between you and S., I and your father are required to destroy all tapes.”
The Post reports other tapes are believed to be in existence that could reveal more about Stallone’s bizarre family.
Toni-Ann lost her battle to lung cancer and passed away on August 26 at the age of 48.
“This was nothing more than a shakedown,” Sly’s mother, Jackie Stallone, said.
“Toni-Ann was on 65 Oxycontin pills a day, and she threatened Sylvester. A drug addict will do anything. When Sylvester became famous, she didn’t have to hook. He was trying to help her. He caved in.”