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The woman, who remained anonymous for fear of ridicule, said in a statement suit filed with affidavit She met Tyson, 56, outside a New York dance club called September. (Tyson may have been in his 20s in the early 90s.)
“My friend and I were hanging out with him and his limousine driver. Tyson told us about a party and asked us to attend. “My friend was going to drop off his car, and Tyson said he would pick him up in a limousine.”
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The woman says she followed Tyson alone and he immediately “started touching me and tried to kiss me.”
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,” her statement continues.
The victim is seeking US$5 million in damages for “physical, psychological and emotional injury”. She states that he developed “depression, anxiety, violent tendencies, drug and alcohol addiction, and delusions as a result of brutal rape.”
Tyson has not commented publicly on the allegations.
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The woman says she filed her lawsuit anonymously because she feared being “attacked by the media” because of Tyson’s celebrity status.
case was filed under the NY Adult Survivors ActA law was passed in May 2022 that established a “one-year lookback window” for adult survivors of sexual assault to sue “regardless of when the abuse occurred.”
NY State Senate Majority Leader Andrew Stewart-Cousins said at the time, “For too long, our legal system has failed adult survivors and prevented them from receiving true justice.” “Coming forward takes time, especially when faced with the trauma that accompanies disclosure. With the Adult Survivors Act, we are saying that we believe you and you deserve accountability.
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Tyson rose to fame in the late 1980s after being named the undisputed world heavyweight champion from 1987 to 1990. In a major upset, Tyson was knocked out in 1990 by Buster Douglas, who claimed the heavyweight title that year.
Tyson is regarded as one of the greatest boxers of all time but has had a personal life Troubled by legal troubles and disputes, Starting in 1992, he spent three years in prison after being convicted of rape. He was released halfway through his sentence and returned to the ring in 1996.
In 1997, Tyson bit off a piece of Evander Holyfield’s ear during a boxing match, and in 2007 he convicted of drug possession and driving under the influence.
Tyson’s first wife, Robin Givens, accused him of being physically abusive, for which she received negative press attention, During a controversial Oprah Winfrey interview in 2009, Tyson mocked her.
If you or someone you know is experiencing abuse or has been involved in an abusive situation, please visit Canadian Resource Center for Victims of Crime for help. They can also be reached toll-free at 1-877-232-2610.
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