A woman in New York state has filed a civil lawsuit against Mike Tyson, accusing the former boxing champion of raping her in a limousine in the early 1990s. The woman, who asked the court to remain anonymous, filed her complaint in early January under a temporary New York state law allowing victims of sexual assault to seek civil damages regardless of the statute of limitations Was. Tyson spent three years in prison in 1992 after being convicted of raping model Desiree Washington, who was 18 at the time.
In a short affidavit dated December 23, 2022, the plaintiff said she met the boxer at a nightclub “in the early 1990s”, then accompanied him to his limousine, where he allegedly proceeded to rape her. attacked him before.
“As a result of Tyson’s rape, I suffered physical, psychological and emotional injury and am still suffering,” she said.
She is seeking $5 million in damages.
Tyson had not issued a public statement as of late Tuesday.
Born in Brooklyn in 1966, Tyson had a turbulent childhood before becoming the undisputed heavyweight champion in the 1980s, terrifying his opponents in the ring with his fury and unprecedented punching power.
But he could not retain his title after his prison sentence.
In an infamous 1996 matchup, Tyson bit off a piece of his opponent Evander Holyfield’s ear.
Suffering from depression and addiction, he continued to make headlines, most notably for one-man shows in which he chronicled his life’s many ups and downs.
He has recently ventured into the cannabis industry with his own brand of marijuana products, and hosts a podcast.
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