A civil lawsuit filed under the Adult Survivors Act in New York seeks $5 million from Mike Tyson for the alleged rape of an anonymous person, according to the lawsuit.
The whistleblower claims Tyson took off her pants and violently raped her in a limousine after they met at a 1990s nightclub called Septembers, according to an affidavit filed in Albany.
The case was filed under a recently enacted New York law that allows adult survivors of sexual assault to sue their abusers, even if the deadline for their claims has expired.
In the anonymity statement, the alleged victim lays out what she claims occurred while she was in Tyson’s limo on her way to pick up a friend.
“Tyson immediately started touching me and tried to kiss me,” the person said.
“I said no several times and asked him to stop, but he kept attacking me. He then took off my pants and violently raped me.”
The complainant claims that he continues to suffer physical, psychological and emotional injuries, among other things, as a result of the alleged aggression.
The court has scheduled a hearing next month to give Tyson a chance to object to the accusers’ request to proceed anonymously.
This isn’t the first time Tyson has been accused of sexual misconduct.
Tyson was convicted by an Indiana jury in 1992 of raping Desiree Washington, Miss Black America, in a hotel room.
He served three of the six years of his sentence on one count of rape and two counts of sexual misconduct.
THE CNN reached out to Tyson’s representatives for comment on the allegations.
Lawyers for the accuser said they had conducted “thorough and incredulous” investigations into the allegations “and determined they are highly credible.”
“Indeed, multiple allegations have been made against the defendant,” the attorneys wrote.
The accusing person seeks to remain anonymous because Tyson is a celebrity.
The case was filed in Albany County, where attorneys say the incident took place.
Source: CNN Brasil
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