RadarOnline is reporting that a woman has accused Mike Tyson of s*xual assault, which allegedly took place during the 90s, and is now seeking $5 million in damages.
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I told him no several times and asked him to stop, but he continued to attack me. He then pulled my pants off and violently raped me.
I have experienced extreme emotional suffering including but not limited to nightmares, panic attacks and flashbacks.”
The woman’s filing does not include a specific date for the attack other than the ‘early 1990s’ – around the same time that beauty pageant contestant Desiree Washington said Tyson raped her in Indianapolis. Tyson was convicted of raping Washington on February 10, 1992, and served three years in prison.
The legal action in New York was filed under the state’s Adult Survivors Act, which gives sexual assault victims a one-year window to file lawsuits over assaults that happened years or even decades ago.
The woman is seeking to maintain her anonymity because, she said, publication of her name ‘would certainly pose a risk to me of further mental harm, harassment, ridicule or personal embarrassment.’
She also shared the emotions she claims she suffered as a result of the alleged attack.
‘As a result of Tyson’s rape, I suffered and continue to suffer from physical, psychological, and emotional injury,’ read the filing. ‘I have experienced feelings of guilt, loss of self-respect, shame, embarrassment, sadness, anger, depression, anxiety, violent tendencies, drug and alcohol addiction, and confusion resulting from the brutal rape.
‘I have developed lifelong problems including but not limited to issues with sex, and with being touched as a result of the rape. I have been unable to maintain and/or develop healthy relationships with men or anyone in general. I have experienced extreme emotional suffering including but not limited to nightmares, panic attacks and flashbacks.’
In 2012, D-Generation X (Shawn Michaels & Triple H) inducted him into the WWE Hall of Fame.