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Sage Stallone

Lawyer's Story

Doesn't Match Up with Cops

7/15/2012 9:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Sage Stallone's lawyer and longtime friend is painting a picture of Sage in the days leading up to his death that is radically different from what law enforcement sources are telling TMZ.

Attorney George Braunstein claims:

Sage posted pics to Facebook 17 hours before he was found dead.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ Sage was dead for a minimum of 3 days (and possibly as long as a week) before his body was found. Our sources say no one had heard from him in a full week.  And we're told his room was filled with cigarette butts and reeked of various smells. 

Sage never exhibited any signs of drug use or addiction.
TMZ spoke with Robert Rhine, a magazine publisher who worked with Sage two months ago. He said Sage was "out of it" the entire time he worked with him and it was obvious to him and everyone at the photo shoot that Sage was on something.  And our law enforcement sources say there were multiple pill bottles in his room, some of which were "huge."

Sage didn't drink.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ his room was littered with various items, including empty beer cans.

Our sources say they believe Sage's death was an accident and not intentional.


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Is this lawyer also the family spokesperson? Sounds like they are all in crisis mode.

830 days ago


i think they need to let sage and his family have their privacy and they shouldn't let anything out until we really know how he died

830 days ago


stop the cover up already. he was on DOPE. end of life and end of story.

830 days ago


We get it TMZ! Actually we got it even after the lawyer's statement. Let it go - let them grieve.

830 days ago

BB not bb    

Sometimes people need better friends. He is saying Sage was fine and never drank and was the picture of health and then just dropped dead. Who never drinks? Was he a monk also? I think even they drink beer and wine.

If this guy was such a good friend, why was he not there for this person when he was needed. Lots of people are just hangers on and not really friends. They are just there for the ride to take what they can get, even if it is off your dead body.

Just looking at his pictures he looks messed up. Many people said his room was a mess. If he had it all together, what did he die from?

830 days ago


it was all staged by the cops...they want his dads money....anyone can post to FB from someone elses account at BS

830 days ago


I don't understand the intense scrutiny of this guys death. He's not a well known celebrity, nor a famous or infamous person. His own father that is the celebrity is past his leave this death alone.

830 days ago


... As if the public didn't notice all the glaring discrepancies and gaps, i.e., a mystery fiancée. It's an obvious story-kill on the Stallone side; they are in heavy damage-control mode.
All was hunky-dory as Sage's attorney stresses? HIghly unlikely.

830 days ago


As if the public didn't notice the glaring discrepancies that reek of a story-kill. Also, a mystery fiancée?

830 days ago


Reeked of various smells?

Lying dead for 5-7 days will make that happen...

830 days ago


A lawyer trying to spin the truth by saying what obviously isn't the truth? Nah, that's just not possible.

830 days ago

Fat Mike    

Is this the same lawyer who represents Tom Cruise?

830 days ago


Really sad story, especially the obvious cover-up.

830 days ago


We get it, "Huge" pill bottles, room reeked of various smells, Reclusive. Unless you have something new to report, drop it.

830 days ago


Sage lived his life the way he wanted. You can't babysit a 36 year old man. I'm sure the parents will carry alot of guilt for the remainder of time. Shoulda/woulda/coulda. I'm sure Sage hid it from alot of people, not something you go around talking about.

830 days ago
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