east heavyweight boxing Champion Mike Tyson is facing a $5 million lawsuit after a woman accused him of raping her in the early 1990s. The suit was first reported by the Times Union of Albany.
Woman alleges Tyson met her at a nightclub Albany, New York, and then attempted to rape her while they were in a limousine. As a result, she said, she has been forced to endure “physical, psychological and emotional hurt” over the years.
The woman’s affidavit gave no specific date for the assault, saying it happened around the same time that beauty pageant contestant Desiree Washington said Tyson had raped her. in indianapolis,
Tyson was convicted of rape in Washington on February 10, 1992, and served three years in prison. The case was filed on behalf of an unknown woman. New York Under the state’s Adult Survivors Act, which gives sexual assault victims one year to pursue legal action over assaults that allegedly happened decades ago.
The affidavit states that Tyson made physical contact with her and attempted to kiss her almost immediately after entering the limousine.
The woman said, “I dissuaded him several times and asked him to stop, but he continued to attack me.” “He then took off my pants and violently raped me.”
The woman has chosen not to reveal her name publicly.
Darren Selbach, an attorney representing the woman, said in a separate filing that his office did due diligence before taking on the case. Selbach said his office determined the allegations were “highly credible”.
Representatives for Tyson have not released a comment.
Tyson went on a three-year run from 1987–1990 as the undisputed World Heavyweight Champion.
actress and film director Robin Givens She filed for divorce from Tyson in the late 1980s, ending a marriage characterized by an “unprovoked rampage of violence and destruction”.
Tyson’s second wife, Monica Turner, filed for divorce in 2002, following allegations of adultery during their six-year marriage. Tyson married his third wife, Monica Spicer, in 2009, shortly after his release from prison for fraud.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.