Sylvester Stallone blackmailed by half-sister in '80s, report says
Sylvester Stallone was blackmailed by his half-sister beginning in 1987, according to an exclusive report in the New York Post. And you thought Adrian's brother Paulie was the real pain in the butt for Rocky.
The Post reports that sources close to Stallone say the deal was nothing more than a shakedown by Toni-Ann Filiti, who is described by family as a desperate, pill-popping relative. Still, the First Blood star ended up coughing up $2 million plus $16k per month for her lifetime along with a fat trust for psychiatric and medical care.
The top-secret deal after Filiti claimed long-time abuse by Stallone. His lawyers, say the Post, told the actor to pay her off to make her go away.
"Toni-Ann was on 65 Oxycontin pills a day, and she threatened Sylvester," Jacqueline Stallone, mother of Sly and Toni-Ann, told the Post. "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."