Rep, Friend and Audio Expert Confirm Sylvester Stallone Didn't Use N Word

Sylvester Stallone

Accused of throwing a racial slur at a group of African-American photographers, the actor insisted the word he used was 'idiot'.

Sylvester Stallone insisted that he did not use racial slur when he addressed several African-American photographers taking pictures of him at Beverly Hills' Caffe Roma. The actor was unintelligibly heard saying "This f**king n***er here, this f**ker", but his representative said he uttered, "f**king idiot."

According to TMZ, Stallone spent time at the cafe with friends on Thursday, November 14. As he left, a group of photographers followed him and apparently pissed off the actor. Stallone looked over his right shoulder and hurled the alleged N word. A female photographer was later heard in the video saying, "Why the racial slurs?"

A rep of Stallone initially told TMZ that the "The Expendables" star said "F**king Ass**le" and that the woman in the video was not talking directly to the actor. She only did it to pump up the value of the video. The rep later made a correction in which the words Stallone used were "f**king idiot".

The rep also released a statement to Mail Online, saying "This is just another example of an embellishment of a story to make innocuous videos and pictures more valuable. Mr. Stallone has had a very productive relationship with African American artists and co-workers his entire career."

Meanwhile, Stallone's companion Frank Pesce, who was also seen in the video, commented, "I was with Sly the whole time, and he never said the N-word," he said. "The statement was made to a large muscular man in a white T-shirt with his hat on backwards, who had been stalking him for more than an hour. Sly previously asked the paparazzi in a polite manner, 'please cut me a break'. The paparazzi ignored him and continued to harass him. In response, Sly made the statement, 'I know ...Look at this f**king idiot here'."

The audio of the footage was analyzed by Sound Engineer and Analyst of over two decades, George Usher, who confirmed that Stallone was not using racial slur.


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    Nov 20, 2013

    im pretty sure we can decide what we hear on our own.

    Nov 17, 2013

    Shame on TMZ for making lies thats their business to sell things make them more juicy. Celebrities shouldnt' have to spend money to defend their name the bill should go to TMZ lousy low lifes.

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