The girl, who’s suing for $5 million, stated Mike Tyson raped her in a limousine and that she has suffered from “physical, psychological and emotional injury” within the years since then.
New York,UPDATED: Jan 25, 2023 09:43 IST
Mike Tyson was earlier convicted of raping a magnificence pageant contestant in 1992 and served three years in jail (AP)
By Associated Press: A girl has filed a lawsuit accusing former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson of raping her someday within the early Nineties after she met him at a nightclub in Albany, New York.
The girl, who’s suing for $5 million, stated Tyson raped her in a limousine and that she has suffered from “physical, psychological and emotional injury” within the years since then.
The girl’s affidavit doesn’t present a date for the assault however says solely that it occurred within the early Nineties – across the identical time that magnificence pageant contestant Desiree Washington stated Tyson raped her in Indianapolis. Tyson was convicted of raping Washington on Feb. 10, 1992, and served three years in jail.
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The authorized motion in New York was filed beneath the state’s Adult Survivors Act, which supplies sexual assault victims a one-year window to file lawsuits over assaults that occurred years and even a long time in the past.
The girl stated in her affidavit that she received in Tyson’s limousine and the boxer instantly began touching her and attempting to kiss her.
“I told him no several times and asked him to stop, but he continued to attack me,” the girl stated. “He then pulled my pants off and violently raped me.”
The lawsuit was first reported by the Times Union of Albany.
The girl is looking for to take care of her anonymity as a result of, she stated, publication of her identify “would certainly pose a risk to me of further mental harm, harassment, ridicule or personal embarrassment.”
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The girl’s legal professional, Darren Seilback, stated in a separate submitting that his workplace didn’t merely take the girl at her phrase however investigated her allegations and decided that they’re “highly credible.”
Seilback stated Tuesday he couldn’t remark additional on the case.
A message looking for remark from Tyson was despatched to an company that has represented him.
Brooklyn-born Tyson, 56, gained adulation because the undisputed world heavyweight champion from 1987 to 1990, however his life exterior the ring has been turbulent.
Tyson’s former spouse, actor Robin Givens, stated in divorce papers that their late-Nineteen Eighties marriage was characterised by “unprovoked rages of violence and destruction.”
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Jan 25, 2023