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Sylvester Stallone 'recordings destroyed'

Tape recordings of Sylvester Stallone talking to his half-sister were allegedly destroyed as part of their multi-million dollar settlement.

Last week, it was reported that the action hero agreed to pay Toni Ann Filiti a substantial sum after she claimed Sylvester abused her over a period of several years. The settlement was decided upon at the height of the actor's fame, even though he always wholeheartedly refuted the allegations.

New York Post now reports tapes of the siblings talking were permanently damaged as part of the agreement, which saw Sylvester pay Toni Ann $2 million 16 years ago. On top of that, he gave her $16,666.66 every month until she passed away following a battle with lung cancer last August. He also paid $50,000 annually towards her medical expenses.

"This is to acknowledge receipt from you of a total of six cassette tapes, four of which contain conversations between you and your older half-brother who we are referring to as S," the publication claims a letter to Toni Ann reads.

"You understand that in accordance with the terms of the settlement agreement between you and S., I and your father are required to destroy all tapes."

It is claimed there are more recordings which are still intact.

Toni Ann "asserted claims for personal injury, including physical injury" against her hal-brother.

Jackie Stallone is Toni Ann and Sylvester's mother and has already called into question her daughter's claims. She has previously alleged her daughter was a drug addict for took "65 Oxycontin pills a day" and has again asserted her belief that the deal was nothing more than a "shakedown".

"Sylvester caved in," Jackie said. "It was a very serious thing: Toni Ann blackmailed him. She threatened Sly, quite frankly."

Toni Ann's father Anthony Filiti is also said to have been dismayed by what went on. New York Post claims to have seen a letter in which Anthony states he will disown his child.

"I will pay for you to legally change your name," it apparently reads.

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