Thursday, January 24, 2013

"Rocky" Star Paid Millions to Step Sister


The quotes are short.  What do you make of them?
At the height of his fame, Sylvester Stallone reached a confidential multimillion-dollar settlement with his half-sister Toni-Ann Filiti over allegations the “Rocky” star abused her for years, Page Six can exclusively reveal.
Sources close to the star insist the settlement was the result of a “shakedown” and that the “Rambo” hero was a victim of blackmail.
Papers obtained by Page Six show Stallone agreed 16 years ago to give his half-sister $2 million plus $16,666.66 per month for her lifetime, plus a trust with $50,000 per year for psychiatric and medical expenses.
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Sylvester Stallone
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Toni Ann Filiti-Schaub, Jackie Stallone and guest (believed to be Edd) at the 2006 World Premiere of 'Rocky Balboa' at Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood, California
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Jackie Stallone
According to the papers, Filiti “asserted claims for personal injury, including physical injury” against Stallone, who “vigorously denied and continues to deny and dispute all claims of wrongdoing.”
Sources say Filiti threatened a lawsuit, but he settled before it was ever filed. Filiti died in August last year from lung cancer at age 48.
Jacqueline Stallone, mother of Sly and Toni-Ann, says the settlement was the result of blackmail by Filiti, whom she described as a pillpopping drug addict desperate for cash.
This was nothing more than a shakedown,” Jacqueline said yesterday. “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 of the allegations, “There were too many conflicting stories . . . At the time [in 1987] he was very hot, and his lawyers said, ‘Give her something just to shut her up.’ ”
But Filiti’s 19-year-old son Edd, says, “They’ve made my mother out to be the black sheep,” and claims Filiti told him of the abuse allegations by “screaming about [them] over and over” while in a Florida hospital bed last year.
A Stallone rep said, “Unfortunately, celebrities, politicians and athletes frequently find themselves the targets of blackmail efforts by family members and associates who fabricate claims in order to extort payments from them.”

21 comments:

Anonymous said...



"A Stallone rep said, “Unfortunately, celebrities, politicians and athletes frequently find themselves the targets of blackmail efforts by family members and associates who fabricate claims in order to extort payments from them.”

This is just a general statement of fact.
He doesn`t say Stallone didn`t do it.

Stallone`s only denial is of any "wrongdoing".
Maybe he doesn`t consider what he did to be wrong.

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MeagIn Manhattan said...

There is no reliable denial found within.

Most Sincerely,
Meag

shmi said...

I can believe his lawyers told him to pay her something to make her go away (or stop talking).

I was involved with a similar situation. I was named in a frivolous lawsuit, by a large national corporation and had to get a lawyer to defend me. It cost me a few thousand for the lawyer, and I had to settle with them to make them (and the stress) go away. It was worth it to put it behind me, but I never thought I would pay for something I didn't do.

It does not sound like he abused her. He paid her some $, and when that was not enough, she went back for more. Clearly, with that much oxycontin consumed daily, and screaming from her hospital bed, she had issues. She probably was abused by someone, but brother Sly had $$.

shmi said...

If I had the $, I would give it to my sister.

Anonymous said...

She may have had a drug problem ad a result of the abuse.

rob said...

The sister looks too good to be using that many oxy's. The mother now, I could believe it.

Hobnob said...

No strong reliable denial so we can't do one for them.

Given his money if it was in fact a shakedown why did the lawyers decide to settle out of court?

Paying someone to shut them up is not a reliable defence, paying a blackmailer doesn't end the blackmail it simply lets the blackmailer continue extorting, it ownly ends when the subject makes public whatever they were being blackmailed for and thus taking away any hold over them.

Since extortion is a crime why did they not countersue or allow it to get to court?
In court the facts would come out and innocence [roved.
People who have something to hide or don't want things coming out in court that could prove the truth or at least prejudicial settle out of court usually with all sorts of gagging orders.

hmmmm

Trigger said...

"She may have had a drug problem as a result of the abuse"

Quite possible.

Stallone's mother is a self-professed "psychic."

She publicly "trashed" Sly's first wife when they divorced. I felt sorry for their children when Jackie Stallone did that.

Trigger said...

Stallone's rep never said specifically that Sly was blackmailed.

No one has issued a reliable denial to the accusation of abuse.

Anonymous said...

A little more info regarding this bizarre story.

http://perezitos.com/tag/toni_ann_filiti

What's super creepy is that she looks just like "Adrian" in the Rocky movies.

I think something stinks to high heaven.

Anonymous said...

Anon @ 3:21 said:
"What's super creepy is that she looks just like "Adrian" in the Rocky movies." I thought the same thing. I wonder if it's just this particular picture.

s said...

There is no reliable denial, but there are no quotes from Stallone, either. And with the way he talks, it would be fun to analyize his denial. So, I wish he would issue one!

In my situation, I got a statement from (Big Co.) saying they will never go after me again. It is filed with the county office. I guess you don't get that from a sister who is blackmailing you.

shmi said...

Even if I am wrong about this, I know about blackmail, crazy siblings, and the bond you share. You want to protect them, even from themselves.

Lis said...

How do you blackmail someone if you don't have anything on them?

Anonymous said...

Stallone has so much money it creates problems and he can afford to make those problems go away if he so chooses.

I find it interesting that his sister didn't go to the police with her accusations. Shouldn't that be done first?

I believe that Stallone tried tough love with her but she trumped him by hooking. He would not want his sister hooking.

BostonLady said...

65 Oxycontins a day? Huh? Wouldn't her liver fail with that amount of drugs? How could she even function?

Wow.

Anonymous said...

This was nothing more than a shakedown,” Jacqueline said yesterday. “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 of the allegations, “There were too many conflicting stories . . . At the time [in 1987] he was very hot, and his lawyers said, ‘Give her something just to shut her up.’ ”
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“This was nothing more than a shakedown,” Jacqueline said yesterday.

^Why do I want to scratch out the word nothing and have the sentence say???:

[[“This was more than a shakedown”]]

“Toni-Ann was on 65 Oxycontin pills a day, AND she threatened Sylvester. [[1) And: missing info]].
[[2) You sure about her drug of choice? She was said to threaten suing in 1987, I think. Oxycontin didn't hit the shelves until 1995.]]

"A drug addict will do anything."

Speaking in general terms not specifically about Toni-Ann. [[A drug addict]] will do anything.

I concur but would your daughter "do anything"???

When Sylvester became famous, she didn’t have to hook. [[He became really famous in 1976. She was 12. (He was 18 when she was born.) She was hooking at 12???]]

"There were too many conflicting stories." From who? Is that what the lawyers said? Too many conflicting stories??? One child telling the truth and one lying? But which one??? Mama knows.

"At the time [in 1987] he was very hot"

I know he was/is a "hot" movie star but is it just me or is it gross that his own mother refers to him as hot??? (Yuck)

"...and his lawyers said, ‘Give her something just to shut her up.’ ”

^Wow!!! That was your daughter that just passed on last summer???

There is more I can point out but won't. The mother doesn't explain things - she uses every opportunity to bash her dead daughter.

I feel very sorry for Toni-Ann's son. Sounds like he's had a heck of a go of it and his mother's family sounds not right - at all. Hopefully his dad is a good one and hopefully Toni-Ann's son has a healthy relationship with his dad's side.

shmi said...

Lis at 6:26,
It is easy and legal to blackmail someone. Accuse them of doing something they didn't do, then find a layer willing to accept 1/3. Then file a lawsuit, to which you have to answer (and you better get a lawyer). Anyone can sue anyone at any time for anything. You don't even need to know the person. If you are accused of something, you can chose to go to court and spent years and thousands of $$ on depositions, or you can settle with the scum and put it behind you.

I innocently thought that someone at the courthouse would be looking over the lawsuits, to make sure there was any merit to it. But no, that's not how it happens. Every bogus, frivolous lawsuit out there will either go to court, or be settled. Ask youself, do you enjoy stress, drama, being in the presense of evil large company douchbags that want what little you have? If not, settle and get on with life! The hardest pill to swallow is the one where you know you are right, and so does everyone else in the room, but you write that check anyway.

Ugh- it's starting to piss me off again!

Lawyers are bloodsuckers! At least that has been my experience.

And, Mother of the Year goes to... said...

I think it's extremely tacky that the mother is tearing down her now-dead daughter publicly, like this.

Regardless of what Mama Stallone feels about the validity of the allegations, or her daughter's past lifestyle or mental health...

She basically just accused her own flesh and blood child---who CANNOT answer for/defend herself---of being a liar, whore and addict.

No reliable denial of the allegations was issued by Mom, Sly OR even his LAWYER...
Scathing comments aimed at destroying the dead-woman's credibility...
Something is rotten in Denmark!

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