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Mike Tyson is being sued for $5 million for alleged rape

Callum Jones

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Mike Tyson is being sued for $5 million for alleged rape

Former boxing heavyweight champion Mike Tyson is being sued for $5 million (£4 million) for an alleged rape in the 1990s.

The fresh accusation comes after Tyson was convicted to six years in Plainfield Correctional Facility and four years probation after being convicted of raping Desiree Washington in 1992.

He was released in 1995 after serving three years of the original sentence.

The former boxer has always maintained his innocence in that case, but a new lawsuit is now hanging over him.

The woman who is suing Tyson for $5 million (£4 million) claims that Tyson violently raped her inside a limo after the pair met at some point int the early 1990s.

Mike Tyson is being sued for an alleged rape. Credit: lev radin / Alamy Stock Photo
Mike Tyson is being sued for an alleged rape. Credit: lev radin / Alamy Stock Photo

The anonymous plaintiff claims she has suffered from 'physical, psychological, and emotional injury' over the years since the apparent rape took place.

In an affidavit obtained by the New York Post, the unnamed woman does not provide an exact date for the alleged attack, only stating that it happened in the early 1990s.

The filed lawsuit comes under New York's recently adopted Adult Survivors Act, which gives sexual assault survivors a one-year window to file a lawsuit over attacks that may have happened decades ago.

In the affidavit, the alleged victim claims that Tyson offered to pick up her and a friend in his limo and take the two of them to a party.

But she says that Iron Mike touched her and started kissing her while in the car.

She said: "I told him no several times and asked him to stop, but he continued to attack me.

"He then pulled my pants off and violently raped me."

The woman is planning to keep her anonymity, adding that the publication of her name 'would certainly pose a risk to me of further mental harm, harassment, ridicule or personal embarrassment'.

The woman said she was raped by Tyson in a limo. Credit: WENN Rights Ltd / Alamy Stock Photo
The woman said she was raped by Tyson in a limo. Credit: WENN Rights Ltd / Alamy Stock Photo

LADbible has contacted Mike Tyson's reps for a comment.

Tyson previously revealed that the years he spent in prison for the rape of Desiree Washington were the best of his life.

Speaking on the The Pivot Podcast, Tyson said: "I’m just very grateful – I’m a cool guy, I’m a good person, I treated everybody nice. I had the best three years of my life in prison.

"My cell has a concrete floor, right? I indented it with my feet into the concrete floor. I was 285 lbs (129 kg). I came out 215 lbs (97 kg)."

Featured Image Credit: PA Images / Pictorial Press Ltd / Alamy Stock Photo

Topics: Mike Tyson, News, Crime

Callum Jones
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