Allegedly, secret Stallone tapes containing recordings between Sylvester Stallone and his half-sister, Toni-Ann Filiti, were destroyed. Sources say the tapes were part of a settlement between the two decades ago and the case stems from a blackmail of the actor, accused of abuse.
On Jan. 30, RadarOnline followed up on a report from New York Post’s Page Six. New information recently surfaced that suggests that, not only was the actor “blackmailed;” secret cassette tapes were destroyed as part of the confidential settlement.
Stallone allegedly agreed to a $2 million settlement 26 years ago, which included $16,000 per month for the rest of her life as well as an additional $50,000 in a trust fund for mental and medical treatment.
“This was nothing more than a shakedown,” said the actor’s mom, Jackie Stallone, who shared her take on the “secret Stallone tapes” during an interview recently.
“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,” she added.
While Stallone’s half-sister alleged she was a victim of physical abuse by the actor, Sly vigorously denies all claims.
Tori-Ann died last year at 48 from lung and liver cancer. However, had she been alive, her side of the story about the private tapes of Stallone would likely counter allegations of blackmail.
A letter from her attorney, dated August 3, 1987, surfaced that reiterated an implied agreement requiring the tapes to be destroyed.
“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.
“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 memo reads.
Last year, Tori-Ann’s son, Edd, 19, echoed the allegations from his mother. According to him, while his mom lay in the hospital, she talked about abuse from Stallone and screamed out in anguish at times.
Still, the rep said that celebrities like Sly are usually the targets of blackmail and shakedowns even by family members and friends.
There was no mention of the Secret Stallone tapes, but it is clear the rep denies any wrong-doing by Sylvester.
Of note: new information suggests more tapes are still out there.