Sylvester Stallone Blackmailed by His Own Sister for Years & You Won't Believe for How Much

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sylvester stalloneI've always kind of rolled my eyes at the "mo' money, mo' problems" concept, but it definitely seems to be true in Sylvester Stallone's case. First there was the tragic death of his son Sage, now comes the disturbing revelation that the 66-year-old actor was blackmailed for years by his late half-sister, Toni-Ann Filiti. According to recently released documents, Stallone paid Filiti off in 1987 when she threatened to accuse him of abusing her physically for years -- even though Stallone always denied Filiti's accusations (and their mother, Jacqueline Stallone, still stands by her son).

And wait until you hear the astronomically high price he paid.

At "the height of his career," Lawyers drew up a settlement which required Stallone to play Filiti "$2 million plus an additional $16,666.66 per month for the duration of her lifetime, with a $50,000 a year trust for psychiatric and medical expenses." 

WOW. Just, wow. Who knew? It's so crazy to think that all these years, Stallone's mega-success was partially paying off a bogus debt to a blood relation. What did she do with all that money? (And how much money does Stallone have, anyway?!) According to their mother, Filiti was "a drug addict who would do anything for money." She passed away last year from lung cancer.

What a sad story, all around.

Did you have any idea Sylverster Stallone was being blackmailed for so many years by his own sister?


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Venae Venae

Did you have any idea Sylverster Stallone was being blackmailed for so many years by his own sister?


What a stupid-ass question.  What do you want us to say?  Yes, I knew it all along - she was trouble from the moment I met her - who among any of us even knew the man had a drug addict sister? Furthermore, who cares?!


A better question might be - do you know anyone who paid off relatives to avoid a scandal?  That would be a more relevant topic of conversation.

nonmember avatar Dunno

He had to pay for her psychiatric bills? How do we know she was lying just because he says so? Whatever.

PRIMA487 PRIMA487

Venae you're funny. Anyhow,to me this woman seems like she was a fucking fruit cake. All he had to do was report her to the authorities. Most times you know a junkie is lying because their lips are moving, but, it does give one pause. Why would one give a junkie a fortune unless...

Katy Khan

He went to great lengths to cover up something he 'didnt' do.

bills... billsfan1104

I agree with Katy. That's a shit load of money to pay out for "not" abusing your sister.

worki... workingmama86

If he truly wasn't abusing his sister, then he should have just let her run her mouth, karma would have bit her in the butt in the end.. and the truth would eventually come out. There's no way I'd give someone money to not tell horrible lies about me. I'd tell them to have fun trying to convince everyone of the nonsense. 

CAP1015 CAP1015

Is is just me or is it becoming a "STIR" requirement for the writer to ask a complete insanely stupid question as the end of each blog?


Example #1>Did you have any idea Sylverster Stallone was being blackmailed for so many years by his own sister?


Future example#2>.  Did you know that Jimmy Hoffa was actually missing?


I truly think they must have meetings and discuss, 'Okay let's completely stop fact checking, make really snide stupid comments, ask the craziest questions, hire Kate Gosselin, and I bet we will see a jump in the comments, whose with me?"


Some of these articles are so embarassing and it makes it look like any person with a computer could be a feature blogger at this site...............sad, just sad.......

nonmember avatar Psychic

Yes. Yes I did.

I know all.

2cent... 2centsCDN

What is the point of this becoming public now? She's not alive to defend herself against his allegations. By paying her he enabled her to be a drug addict for years and IMO that is almost as bad as any kind abuse he was trying to deny.

jessi... jessicasmom1

Yes but I don't see why to come public now .. she is dead 

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