New US rape lawsuit against boxer Mike Tyson

A New York State woman has filed a lawsuit against Mike Tyson, alleging the former boxing champion raped her in a limousine in the early 1990s, according to court records. The woman, who asked the court to remain anonymous, filed the complaint in early January under a New York state interim law that allows victims of sexual assault to claim civil damages regardless of the statute of limitations. Tyson spent three years in prison starting in 1992 after being convicted of raping model Desiree Washington, then 18.

In a brief affidavit dated December 23, 2022, the plaintiff said she met the boxer at a nightclub “in the early 1990s,” then followed him into his limousine, where he I allegedly assaulted you before raping you.

“As a result of being raped by Tyson, I have been and continue to suffer physical, psychological and emotional harm,” she said.

She is seeking $5 million in damages.

As of late Tuesday, Tyson had yet to make any public statements.

Born in Brooklyn in 1966, Tyson had a turbulent childhood before becoming the undisputed heavyweight boxing champion in the 1980s, terrifying opponents with his ring rage and a slam dunk. extraordinary punch.

But after serving his prison term, he was unable to keep his titles.

During a notorious match in 1996, Tyson bit off a piece of his rival Evander Holyfield’s ear.

Sluggish with depression and addiction, he continues to gain attention, especially with his one-man show, in which he describes the many ups and downs of his life.

He recently got into the cannabis industry with his own brand of cannabis products and hosts a podcast.

(This story has not been edited by NDTV staff and was automatically generated from the aggregate feed.)

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