Mike Tyson has been hit with a lawsuit alleging the professional boxer raped a woman he met at a New York dance club in the 1990s.
According to People, an unidentified woman is suing Tyson for $5 million in damages including “physical, psychological, and emotional injury.”
“I met Mike Tyson in the early 1990s at a dance club called Septembers,” an affidavit filed earlier this month in New York’s Albany County Court states. “My friend and I were hanging out with him and his limousine driver. Tyson told us about a party and asked us to join him. My friend was going to drop off her car, and Tyson said he would pick her up in the limousine.”
The woman said she got into Tyson’s vehicle and was inappropriately touched.
“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,” the affidavit continues.
The woman’s lawsuit was filed under New York’s Adult Survivors Act, which gives a “one-year lookback window” to “survivors of sexual assault that occurred when they were over the age of 18 to sue their abusers regardless of when the abuse occurred.”
According to People, reps for Tyson didn’t respond to requests for comment.
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