A girl in New York state has filed a civil swimsuit in opposition to Mike Tyson, accusing the previous boxing champion of raping her in a limousine within the early Nineteen Nineties, in keeping with courtroom filings. The girl, who requested the courtroom to stay nameless, filed her grievance in early January underneath a brief New York state legislation permitting victims of sexual assault to hunt civil damages whatever the statute of limitations. Tyson spent three years in jail starting in 1992 after being discovered responsible of raping mannequin Desiree Washington, who was 18 on the time.
In a brief affidavit dated December 23, 2022, the plaintiff states that she met the boxer at a nightclub “in the early 1990s,” then adopted him into his limousine, the place he allegedly assaulted her earlier than raping her.
“As a result of Tyson’s rape, I suffered and continue to suffer from physical, psychological and emotional injury,” she mentioned.
She is looking for $5 million in damages.
By late Tuesday, Tyson had not issued any public assertion.
Born in Brooklyn in 1966, Tyson had a turbulent childhood earlier than turning into the undisputed heavyweight champion within the Nineteen Eighties, terrifying his opponents along with his fury within the ring and an exceptional punching energy.
However after his jail sentence, he couldn’t retain his titles.
In a infamous 1996 matchup, Tyson bit off a bit of his opponent Evander Holyfield’s ear.
Gripped by melancholy and dependancy, he continued to make headlines, notably for a one-man present by which he described his life’s many ups and downs.
He has just lately launched into the hashish trade along with his personal model of marijuana merchandise, and hosts a podcast.
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