An American woman, whose identity has not been disclosed, is seeking compensation of $5 million (approximately 6.17 billion won) for allegedly sexually assaulting Mike Tyson (56), a famous boxer nicknamed ‘Nuclear Fist’, about 30 years ago in the early 1990s. filed a lawsuit
According to a report filed by the Associated Press on the 24th (local time), the woman said in a complaint filed in a New York court that she was raped while riding in his limousine after meeting Tyson at an Albany nightclub in New York State. , suffered emotional damage,” he claimed.
The woman revealed that she also raped her in the early 1990s, around the time Tyson raped college student Desiree Washington, a candidate for Miss Black America. Tyson, who was in his prime as world heavyweight boxing champion from 1987 to 1990, was found guilty of sexually assaulting Washington on February 10, 1992, when she was 18 at the time, and she served three years in prison.
Tyson, who denied all the crimes at the time, saying that they had a relationship under mutual agreement, was released after serving half of his sentence in 1995 and succeeded in recovering.
Local New York State media, which first reported on the lawsuit, explained that the woman refused to disclose her identity because it could result in further psychological harm, harassment, ridicule or personal embarrassment. The woman’s spokesperson, attorney Darren Seilbaek, said, “She looked at her allegations and determined that she was credible.”
Meanwhile, this lawsuit was made possible thanks to New York State’s enactment of a law in November last year that allows adult victims of sexual violence to file civil lawsuits for one year regardless of the statute of limitations. As soon as the special law went into effect, celebrities such as former President Donald Trump and comedian Bill Cosby were accused of sexual assault decades ago.
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