After riding high on the critical success of his latest film, “Rocky Balboa,” it looks like Sylvester Stallone is getting his ass yanked back down to Earth with his recent visit to Sydney, Australia. It all started Friday night, when customs officials discovered something amiss in the baggage of Stallone and his entourage. And now, reports are running rampant that the “something amiss” was in fact the presence of illegal bodybuilding substances. Additionally, local officials are currently searching both Stallone’s private jet and hotel room, to determine if there are any more contraband items in his possession, like the human growth hormone that was rumored to have been found.
Stallone’s initial reaction was to state that the whole situation was simply a “misunderstanding” but has since declined to comment after the search extended from his baggage to his hotel room, and private plane. E! News reports:
As officials stopped by the Park Hyatt hotel to issue the actor a summons to answer charges on the prohibited substances, Stallone and his cohorts were allegedly seen tossing something out of the windows of their hotel room. A search of the room allegedly resulted in additional evidence, per the Telegraph.
A full sweep of his private plane ensued, though the actor was cleared to leave the country later in the day as the investigation proceeds.
I’m just hoping that in their search, they don’t happen upon a script for the sequel to “Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot,” somewhere in there. Cause that would be TRAGIC.