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  • Sylvester Stallone Tapes Destroyed in Abuse Settlement

  • In the late 1980s, actor Sylvester Stallone reached a multimillion dollar settlement with his half-sister in response to her allegations that he had abused her for years, it was revealed this week. Now, the New York Post is reporting secret ...
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  • ###less###p(((great)))###less###a href="http://www.tvguide.com/News/Sylvester-Stallone-Tapes-Destroyed-Abuse-Settlement-1060165.aspx?rss=breakingnews&partnerid=gatehouse&profileid=breaking"(((great)))###less###/a(((great)))###less###p(((great)))In the late 1980s, actor ###less###a href="http://www.tvguide.com/celebrities/sylvester-stallone/175993?rss=breakingnews&partnerid=gatehouse&profileid=breaking"(((great)))Sylvester Stallone###less###/a(((great))) reached a multimillion dollar settlement with his half-sister in response to her allegations that he had abused her for years, it was revealed this week. Now, the ###less###em(((great)))###less###a href="http://newyorkpost.com/p/pagesix/stallone_sis_had_secret_tapes_i8J8nFbawSLk8FPCprDJVJ" target="_blank"(((great)))New York Post###less###/a(((great)))###less###/em(((great))) is reporting secret tapes of private conversations between Stallone and his half-sister, Toni-Ann Filiti, were destroyed as part of that settlement.###less###/p(((great)))
    ###less###p(((great)))In 1987, Stallone agreed to pay Filiti $2 million up front, plus $16,666.66 a month for the duration of her life, and establish a trust of $50,000 per year for "psychiatric and medical expenses," the ###less###em(((great)))###less###a href="http://www.nypost.com/p/pagesix/sly_paid_millions_to_sibling_GCfTKzVTAWBXHbHHrHpV8L" target="_blank"(((great)))Post###less###/a(((great))) ###less###/em(((great)))reports. Filiti died of lung cancer in 2012 at age 48.###less###/p(((great)))
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    ###less###p(((great)))Now, the ###less###em(((great)))Post###less###/em(((great))) has obtained settlement documents which indicate that six cassette tapes were destroyed as part of the settlement. Four of the tapes contained conversations between Filiti and Stallone.###less###/p(((great)))
    ###less###p(((great)))Stallone and Filiti's mother, Jacqueline Stallone, believes her son was blackmailed and described the settlement as a "shakedown." "Toni-Ann was on 65 Oxycontin pills a day, and she threatened Sylvester," Jacqueline told the ###less###em(((great)))Post###less###/em(((great))). "At the time he was very [famous], and his lawyers said, 'Give her something just to shut her up.'"###less###/p(((great)))
    ###less###p(((great)))A source tells the ###less###em(((great)))Post###less###/em(((great))) that the destroyed tapes provided evidence that the settlement was, in fact, blackmail on the part of Filiti.###less###/p(((great)))
    ###less###p(((great)))Filiti's son Edd, 19, says his mother maintained up until her death that the abuse actually happened. He told the ###less###em(((great)))Post###less###/em(((great))) he had no comment on the tapes.###less###/p(((great)))###less###/br(((great)))
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