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New rape allegation against former boxer Mike Tyson. A woman in New York State has filed a civil lawsuit against the former boxing champion, accusing him of raping her in a limousine in the early 1990s. This is what emerges from the documents filed in court.
The woman’s allegations against Tyson
The woman, who asked the court to remain anonymous, filed her complaint in early January. A temporary New York State law allows victims of sexual assault to seek civil damages regardless of the statute of limitations. In a brief affidavit dated Dec. 23, 2022, the plaintiff said she met the boxer at a nightclub “in the early 1990s,” then followed him in her limousine, where he allegedly assaulted her before raping her. “As a result of Tyson’s rape, I have suffered and continue to suffer physical, psychological and emotional injuries,” she explained. She is seeking $5 million in damages.
Tyson spent three years in prison for rape
This is not the first rape allegation against Mike Tyson. The former champion spent three years in prison starting in 1992 after he was found guilty of raping model Desiree Washington, who was 18 at the time. Born in Brooklyn in 1966, Tyson had a turbulent childhood before becoming the undisputed heavyweight champion of the 1980s. After the prison sentence he was unable to keep his titles.