LOS ANGELES: US prosecutors have launched a probe to determine whether film star Sylvester Stallone should be charged in connection with a sexual assault reported previous year, a spokesman said Wednesday.
A special entertainment task force in the Los Angeles County district attorney's office was handed the case against the Hollywood legend by Santa Monica police, district attorney spokesman Greg Risling confirmed.
Details of this new case have not been released yet.
The alleged incident at the center of the case took place in 1990s, Lt. Saul Rodriguez of the Santa Monica Police said.
California has a complex statute of limitations for criminal prosecutions of sexual abuse but offenses must generally be prosecuted within 10 years.
A teen reportedly accused the Rocky star of forcing her into a threesome with his bodyguard - and then threatening to "beat her head in" if she told anyone about what they did.
Stallone's lawyer, Marty Singer, said at the time that the actor "categorically disputes the claim".
The case was presented today by the Santa Monica Police Department, the D.A. spokesman said.
"We are looking into it and will gather information and whatever we discover will be passed to the district attorney".