Former world heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson has been sued for allegedly raping a woman in the early 1990s after they met at a nightclub in Albany, New York. The woman wants to stay anonymous as she fears publication of her name and is seeking $5 million in damages for ongoing physical, psychological and emotional injuries.
Earlier, Tyson was found guilty of raping a beauty pageant contestant Desiree Washington, 50, who was 18 at that time, in Indianapolis, which led him to be convicted of rape on February 10, 1992.
In early January, the victim filed a lawsuit in New York under the state’s Adult Survivors Act, obtained by DailyMail.com on Tuesday, that stated, "I got in Tyson's limousine to pick up my friend from her house. Tyson immediately started to touch me and attempted to kiss me. 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."
She added in her suit, "As a result of Tyson's rape, I suffered and continue to suffer from physical, psychological and emotional injury. I have developed lifelong problems including but not limited to issues with sex, and with being touched as a result of the rape."
Mike Tyson, who is yet to comment on the accusation, recently turned into a marijuana entrepreneur and hosts a podcast, where he talk about the ups and downs he faced in his life. Former boxer battled drug addiction in his 40s and filed for bankruptcy in 2003.