As unveiled by Times Union of Albany and relayed by Sports Illustrated, boxing legend Mike Tyson, 56, has been on trial since early January for rape. A woman accuses him of having sexually abused her in the early 1990s, and claims 5 million dollars in damages.
A sworn statement
According to the plaintiff, who gave an affidavit, Tyson had invited her in a limo to Albany, capital of New York state, under the guise of taking her to a party. Once in the car, Tyson would have “started kissing her, ignored her pleas to stop, took her pants off” and would have “raped”.
She was able to lodge a complaint based on theAdult Survivors Acta New York state law that allows victims of sexual misconduct to sue the perpetrators — and the institutions that empowered them — in civil court, no matter how long those incidents took place.
As a reminder, Mike Tyson had already been sentenced to six years in prison for rape in 1992, and had been released on parole after three years.