A lady in New York state has filed a civil lawsuit against Mike Tyson, alleging that the former boxing champion raped her in a limo in the early 1990s.
The woman, who requested anonymity from the court, filed her complaint in early January under a temporary New York state provision that allows sexual assault victims to seek civil damages regardless of the statute of limitations.
It would be recalled that Tyson was sentenced to three years in prison in 1992 after being convicted of raping model Desiree Washington, who was 18 at the time.
The woman claims in a brief affidavit dated December 23, 2022 that she met the boxer in a bar “in the early 1990s” and then followed him into his limousine, where he reportedly abused her before raping her.
“As a result of Tyson’s rape, I suffered and continue to suffer from physical, psychological and emotional injury,” she said.
She is requesting $5 million in restitution.
Tyson had not offered a public statement as of late Tuesday.