Sage Stallone’s death has caused much controversy around conflicting reports, but this latest allegation coming from Sylvester Stallone’s nephew is harsh and could be considered cruel.
According to the New York Daily News, Sage’s 18 year-old cousin is suggesting that Sylvester Stallone and his new wife Jennifer Flavin are partially to blame for Sage’s early demise. These accusations came in a claim that Edd Filiti posted on Facebook Friday. It has since been taken down, but is seen on Celebuzz.
Filiti accuses Sylvester Stallone and his wife of cutting Sage out of their life. He goes on to throw a quote in Stallone’s wife’s face:
“Jennifer Flavin, you won,” he wrote. “You tore this family apart and got your trophy, Congrats! Like you told my family, ‘I’m Sly’s family now, he doesn’t [need] you anymore.’ Let’s see how much he needs you after this.”
Filiti is Sylvester Stallone’s half-sister’s son and he points the finger big time at the “Rocky” actor. He claims that Sage was depressed because his father would not return his calls. Filiti continued on with:
“What did he do wrong, say happy birthday,” Filiti wrote, according to Celebuzz. “Neither you [Stallone’s wife Jennifer Flavin] or he could return a phone call, which is all he wanted, his father.
“I know you don’t care what happened, but you’ll care when you’re squirming under the burning magnifying glass of public opinion. You people make me f— sick.”
Sylvester Stallone, who is devastated over his oldest child’s death, asked the press to stop with all the hurtful things by issuing a statement on Sunday:
He asked for “people to respect my talented son’s memory and feel compassion for his loving mother Sasha,” and for the media to stop “the speculation and questionable reporting.”
Sage was found dead in his home on Friday and reports put prescription pill bottles near the body. While there’s no cause of death officially found yet, it is believed he died from an overdose of the pills. No suicide note was found, so it’s believed his death was accidental.
The conflicting reports in this case are like polar opposites, even with the time of death. Sage’s lawyer reported that Sage posted to his Facebook 17 hours before he was found dead and law enforcement saying Sage had been dead for days, maybe even a week before his body was found, according to TMZ.
While Sage’s lawyer said that he had no problems and things were just fine in his life, other reports put Sage at having a hard time with a work associate saying that Sage was “out of it” when he went to do a photo shoot at his home in May.
The newest reports coming from Stallone’s nephew’s Facebook page seem very hurtful. Even if he felt this was the truth, now is not the time to say this and certainly not publically. The real story behind Sage Stallone’s death will come out with the autopsy report and the toxicology report. Until then, most everything else seems like speculation.
Reference: New York Daily News, Celebuzz, TMZ