Sylvester Stallone’s nephew accuses him of neglecting son Sage
New York: Sylvester Stallone’s nephew has lashed out at the actor, saying that the world-famous Hollywood star neglected his late son who desperately wanted his dad’s love.
According to reports, 18-year-old Edd Filiti – the son of Stallone’s half-sister Toni Ann -- said his cousin yearned for his father’s affection, in a series of angry Facebook postings.
Sage Stallone, found dead in his Los Angeles home on Friday, called his dad on the famed actor’s birthday on July 6, which the ‘Rocky’ star didn’t phone back, a leading daily has reported.
“What did he do wrong, say happy birthday,” Filiti said in a Facebook post that has since been removed, according to the Web site 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 your [sic] squirming under the burning magnifying glass of public opinion,” he wrote.
However, Filiti said later that he regretted putting his feelings on Facebook.
“I made a mistake. It is a very emotional time and I vented my feelings. I was feeling raw and emotional and I never meant for my feeling to become public. I took the post down minutes later. I never meant to insult my uncle. I have my own issues with him, but that should never be said on Facebook. I want to recant my words,” he said.
An autopsy on Sage Stallone was completed on Sunday, but it’ll take weeks for results of toxicology tests. Foul play is not suspected and no suicide note was left, so authorities are looking at this as a possible accidental overdose.