Mike Tyson opens up about being raped as a child

Boxing hero Mike Tyson has opened up about the horrific sexual assault he suffered as a child – and how the it made him ‘tough for the world I lived in.’
The father-of-eight had previously described how he was walking down a Brooklyn street aged seven years old, when an ‘old man… snatched me off the street.’
He was ‘bullied’ and ‘sexually abused’ before he eventually managed to run away. Tyson never saw his abuser again and never told anyone, including the police, about the abuse for decades for fear he would be judged.
On Monday, he opened up about the incident to ESPN’s Jeremy Schapp, and how he has come to terms with the abuse. Read more

 

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