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New US rape lawsuit filed towards boxer Mike Tyson

NEW YORK: A lady in New York state has filed a civil go well with towards Mike Tyson, accusing the previous boxing champion of raping her in a limousine within the early Nineteen Nineties, in line with court docket filings.

The lady, who requested the court docket to stay nameless, filed her grievance in early January below a short lived New York state regulation 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 “within the early Nineteen Nineties,” then adopted him into his limousine, the place he allegedly assaulted her earlier than raping her.

“Because of Tyson’s rape, I suffered and proceed to endure from bodily, psychological and emotional damage,” she mentioned.

She is searching 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 together with his fury within the ring and an outstanding 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 through which he described his life’s many ups and downs.

He has lately launched into the hashish business together with his personal model of marijuana merchandise, and hosts a podcast.

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