A lady 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 lady, 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 lady’s affidavit doesn’t present a date for the assault however says solely that it occurred within the early Nineties — across the similar 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.
The authorized motion in New York was filed underneath the state’s Adult Survivors Act, which provides sexual assault victims a one-year window to file lawsuits over assaults that occurred years and even many years in the past.
The lady stated in her affidavit that she obtained in Tyson’s limousine and the boxer instantly began touching her and making an attempt to kiss her.
“I told him no several times and asked him to stop, but he continued to attack me,” the lady stated. “He then pulled my pants off and violently raped me.” The lawsuit was first reported by the Times Union of Albany.
The lady is searching for to keep up 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.” The lady’s legal professional, Darren Seilback, stated in a separate submitting that his workplace didn’t merely take the lady 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 searching for remark from Tyson was despatched to an company that has represented him.
Brooklyn-born Tyson, 56, received 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-Eighties marriage was characterised by “unprovoked rages of violence and destruction.”