Mike Tyson Denies Raping Desiree Washington in His One-Man Broadway Show (Video)


"Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth" is a new HBO documentary by Spike Lee that covers Tyson's one-man Broadway show.

Tyson paces the stage for almost two hours as he recalls his bizarre private life and rollercoaster career (video trailer below).

"I came from the gutter," he tells the audience. "By the time I was 12 years old, I was arrested 38 times."

With a script written by his wife, Lakiha Spicer, Iron Mike describes his rough childhood, biggest boxing matches, substance abuse, but barely touches on his 1992 rape conviction.

Tyson spent three years (of a ten-year sentence) in jail for the rape of Desiree Washington, who was a contestant in the Miss Black America pageant, noted The New York Times.

"I did not rape," states Tyson during his Broadway show, which earns him applause, notes Mother Jones.

Tyson also denied raping Washington earlier this year to EOnline.com.

"I don't really think I have to make amends to that, because I've done nothing," said Tyson. "I really didn't do anything to her. I didn't rape her. I didn't beat her, I didn't do anything to her. And I'm not gonna make amends. I made amends to myself. But to her, no."

More recently he told The Daily Beast: "I didn’t rape her. They wanted to convict me more than anything in the world. There’s not a person in the history of that state that got convicted for rape that did less time than I did. They wanted to be known for the state that convicted me. If the hanging judge really believed I did that, they would have given me 60 years. But they gave me six, which got cut down to three.”

Sources: The New York Times, Mother Jones, EOnline.com, The Daily Beast


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