Boxing: Mike Tyson targeted by new rape allegation
Mike Tyson, a former heavyweight boxing champion, has been on trial for days after a woman accused him of raping her in the 1990s.
His past is catching up to him. Mike Tyson, ex-ring boxing champion with a chaotic life, has been accused of sexually abusing a woman in the early 1990s, the Times Union of Albany has revealed. The scene would have taken place in a limousine near New York.
The man, considered one of the greatest heavyweights of all time, was found guilty of raping then 18-year-old model Desiree Washington in 1992. He then spent three years behind bars.
Thirty years later, a woman who insisted on remaining anonymous in the trial over fears of being attacked “by the media and all of Mike Tyson’s fans” filed a “rape” lawsuit in a civil court in Albany in early January county a. She is demanding $5 million in damages.
Mike Tyson has yet to respond
The process is made possible by a New York state law that went into effect at the end of November, which allows victims of sexual assault to file a civil suit for a year without a statute of limitations.
In brief testimony dated December 23, 2022, attached to the case, the plaintiff alleges that she met the boxer at a nightclub “in the early 1990s” and then followed him in his limousine, where he assaulted her prior to the rape should she.
She reports on physical and, above all, psychological consequences that have been following her for years. Mike Tyson had not responded Tuesday night.
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