Woman Files Suit Accusing Mike Tyson of Rape in Early 1990s

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NEW YORK—A pistillate has filed a suit accusing erstwhile heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson of raping her sometime successful the aboriginal 1990s aft she met him astatine a nightclub successful Albany, New York.

The woman, who is suing for $5 million, said Tyson raped her successful a limousine and that she has suffered from “physical, psychological, and affectional injury” successful the years since then.

The woman’s affidavit does not supply a day for the onslaught but says lone that it happened successful the aboriginal 1990s—around the aforesaid clip that quality pageant contestant Desiree Washington said Tyson raped her successful Indianapolis. Tyson was convicted of raping Washington connected Feb. 10, 1992, and served 3 years successful prison.

The ineligible enactment successful New York was filed nether the state’s Adult Survivors Act, which gives intersexual battle victims a one-year model to record lawsuits implicit assaults that happened years oregon adjacent decades ago.

The suit was archetypal reported by the Times Union of Albany.

The pistillate is seeking to support her anonymity because, she said, work of her sanction “would surely airs a hazard to maine of further intelligence harm, harassment, ridicule, oregon idiosyncratic embarrassment.”

The woman’s attorney, Darren Seilback, said successful a abstracted filing that his bureau did not simply instrumentality the pistillate astatine her connection but investigated her allegations and determined that they are “highly credible.”

Seilback said Tuesday helium could not remark further connected the case.

A connection seeking remark from Tyson was sent to an bureau that has represented him.

Brooklyn-born Tyson, 56, won adulation arsenic the undisputed satellite heavyweight champion from 1987 to 1990, but his beingness extracurricular the ringing has been turbulent.

Tyson’s erstwhile wife, histrion Robin Givens, said successful divorcement papers that their late-1980s matrimony was characterized by “unprovoked rages of unit and destruction.”