It has emerged that former world heavyweight boxing champion, Rocky Balboa, is to be investigated for historic sex crimes involving him forcing a female news reporter to watch him vigorously beat his meat.
Disturbing footage has surfaced recently from 1975, just weeks before the 'Italian Stallion' faced the late, great Apollo Creed for the first time on New Year's Day, 1976.
The video shows Balboa's best friend and later brother-in-law, Paul "Paulie" Pennino, lead unwitting reporter Diana Lloyd into a walk-in freezer, claiming she would get exclusive footage of Balboa training.
Instead, Lloyd was forced to watch as Balboa punishingly pounded away until both his hands and his fleshy victim were battered, bloodstained and bruised.
Lloyd, interviewed shortly after the video surfaced, said:
"He had this menacing look on his face the entire time, and his sleazy friend Paulie kept trying to get in the video. When he'd finished, he came over to me to show me the mess he'd made, as if he was proud of it. It was sick and terrifying. I still have nightmares about it."
Balboa, now owner of a restaurant and trainer of Apollo Creed's illegitimate son, Adonis Creed, said the allegations were "100% false" and that Lloyd "knew exactly what was happening; she agreed to the entire thing". He also claimed the reporter is trying to extort money from him. The video footage suggests otherwise.