A cache of secretly taped recordings betweenSylvester Stallone and his half-sister Toni-Ann Filiti, who alleged he “abused” her, was destroyed as part of their multimilliondollar settlement, Page Six has exclusively learned.
We first revealed last week that Stallone reached an agreement to give his half-sister $2 million plus $16,666.66 per month for life, and $50,000 a year for psychiatric and medical bills. In the 1987 settlement, Filiti “asserted claims for personal injury, including physical injury” against Stallone, 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 addressed to Filiti by her attorneys at the time.
The memo dated Aug. 3, 1987, 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.”
There are believed to be other tapes in existence that could reveal more about Stallone’s bizarre family.
But sources close to Stallone, including his and Toni-Ann’s mother, Jackie, say the settlement came after a blackmail scheme by Filiti.
“Sylvester caved in,” Jackie told us. “It was a very serious thing: Toni-Ann blackmailed him. She threatened Sly, quite frankly. This was nothing more than a shakedown.”
She added that Filiti was “on 65 Oxycontin pills a day” and “a drug addict” desperate for cash.
A source added that the tapes only further show the settlement was part of a shakedown, and that Filiti’s dad, Anthony, later threatened to disown Toni-Ann over the incident, writing, “I will pay for you to legally change your name.”
Filiti’s son, Edd, 19, said he’s in the process of grieving, and had no further comment.