Reports from the New York Post via Radar Online explain the “Rocky” star allegedly agreed to destroy the cassette tapes as part of a settlement involving his late half-sister Toni-Ann Filiti. Filiti had reportedly accused Stallone of abusing her for years
The scandal seems to have taken place in 1987 when Filiti is said to have blackmailed Sly into paying her to stay quiet. Radar Online explains:
In paperwork obtained by The New York Post’s Page Six, the agreement was signed 26 years ago and shows Sly agreeing to pay Toni-Ann $2 million plus $16,666.66 every month in her lifetime, on top of a trust with $50,000 per year for medical and psychiatric expenses.
An excerpt from the settlement reads:
“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 – dated August 3, 1987 – addressed to Filiti by her attorneys at the time.
“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.”
Sources: The New York Post, Radar Online, WebProNews
Sly’s half-sister Toni-Ann Filiti died from lung cancer in August 2013. Sylvester Stallone also lost his son, Sage Stallone in July 2012. So far, the mother of the “Rambo” star has gone on record, stating the entire cassette tape scandal was a “shakedown”.