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    What They Didn't Tell You About Mike Tyson's Rape Conviction (VIDEO)

    Imagine losing years of your life, millions of dollars and the public humiliation of a rape case, if you in fact didn't do it.

    Adding insult to injury, you now have to register as a sex offender wherever you go.

    Imagine that.

    I'm sure we'd all be furious.

    Check out this news doc examining the Mike Tyson rape case.


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    Re: What They Didn't Tell You About Mike Tyson's Rape Conviction (VIDEO)

    Iron Mike is one of many pugs set up by a stank ho. And charged with a crime that he didn't commit by an out of control jury system.

    Those six to 12 fools on a jury are dangerous, especially when you have an idiot judge who will not let in the truth, because he and the prosecutor are corrupted and hate celebrities. Holla!

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    Re: What They Didn't Tell You About Mike Tyson's Rape Conviction (VIDEO)

    I was there in the courtroom in Indiana for that highly-publicized trial.

    Let me first say that Mike Tyson did NOT commit the crime he was convicted for. Don King, who was Tyson's promoter, hired the attorney who would defend Tyson. That attorney did not specialize in rape cases. He was a DIVORCE attorney.

    Major mistake, possibly King's biggest one ever. You see, it was Mr. Divorce Attorney against a team of Indiana's finest rape specialists. In the ring, it was the equivalent of Danny Garcia v Rod Salka.

    The DNA was there, all over Ms. Desiree Washington. Of course it was. She had just had consensual sex with Mike Tyson. But the prosecution took Ms. Washington's story of how Tyson savaged her when she went to his room at 2:00am for an autograph.

    Photos were shown to the jury of Ms. Washington which made them cry. All the while, she sat on the stand, all buttoned up to the neck looking so prim and proper, dabbing at her eyes with a tissue. As she did, and as the jury was told the tale of the savagery which Ms. Washington said she endured, Tyson glanced at me a few times and shook his head as if to say, "I never did that to her."

    Of course he didn't. The story is one of a woman scorned, asked by Tyson to leave his room after the act was over. She got back at him by ripping her blouse, messing her hair and hailing a cab to take her to the hospital. In the emergency room, Ms. Washington told a tale of being raped and savaged by Tyson. Naturally, his DNA was all over her.

    No, I don't believe there was corruption in the case. There was just incompetence right out of the gate by DK in hiring a pilot to fly an F-16 who had nothing but Cessna 150 experience.

    The prosecution told a story to the jury and sold it. Tyson had a reputation as a bad boy and it was easy, especially with photos and a believable story, to make the jury believe their tale.

    As Tyson says in his one man show "Undisputed Truth"--"I did a lot of things I should have been arrested for, but wasn't, and was arrested for something I did not do."

    This was the one thing he did NOT do.

    -Randy G.

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    I agree with the above. I researched that case to death back in the day. Tyson is innocent of it.

    How can you blame him for losing half his mind after being accused and found guilty of such a savage crime. He even lost God in the joint, felt betrayed and such.
    Add into losing years off his life in a prison you can not blame him for some of his own demons.

    That woman will pay, karma is a B.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Commish View Post
    I was there in the courtroom in Indiana for that highly-publicized trial.

    Let me first say that Mike Tyson did NOT commit the crime he was convicted for. Don King, who was Tyson's promoter, hired the attorney who would defend Tyson. That attorney did not specialize in rape cases. He was a DIVORCE attorney.

    Major mistake, possibly King's biggest one ever. You see, it was Mr. Divorce Attorney against a team of Indiana's finest rape specialists. In the ring, it was the equivalent of Danny Garcia v Rod Salka.

    The DNA was there, all over Ms. Desiree Washington. Of course it was. She had just had consensual sex with Mike Tyson. But the prosecution took Ms. Washington's story of how Tyson savaged her when she went to his room at 2:00am for an autograph.

    Photos were shown to the jury of Ms. Washington which made them cry. All the while, she sat on the stand, all buttoned up to the neck looking so prim and proper, dabbing at her eyes with a tissue. As she did, and as the jury was told the tale of the savagery which Ms. Washington said she endured, Tyson glanced at me a few times and shook his head as if to say, "I never did that to her."

    Of course he didn't. The story is one of a woman scorned, asked by Tyson to leave his room after the act was over. She got back at him by ripping her blouse, messing her hair and hailing a cab to take her to the hospital. In the emergency room, Ms. Washington told a tale of being raped and savaged by Tyson. Naturally, his DNA was all over her.

    No, I don't believe there was corruption in the case. There was just incompetence right out of the gate by DK in hiring a pilot to fly an F-16 who had nothing but Cessna 150 experience.

    The prosecution told a story to the jury and sold it. Tyson had a reputation as a bad boy and it was easy, especially with photos and a believable story, to make the jury believe their tale.

    As Tyson says in his one man show "Undisputed Truth"--"I did a lot of things I should have been arrested for, but wasn't, and was arrested for something I did not do."

    This was the one thing he did NOT do.

    -Randy G.
    Awesome. Thanks for sharing that with the Universe, Randy.

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    Re: What They Didn't Tell You About Mike Tyson's Rape Conviction (VIDEO)

    Quote Originally Posted by The Commish View Post
    I was there in the courtroom in Indiana for that highly-publicized trial.

    Let me first say that Mike Tyson did NOT commit the crime he was convicted for. Don King, who was Tyson's promoter, hired the attorney who would defend Tyson. That attorney did not specialize in rape cases. He was a DIVORCE attorney.

    Major mistake, possibly King's biggest one ever. You see, it was Mr. Divorce Attorney against a team of Indiana's finest rape specialists. In the ring, it was the equivalent of Danny Garcia v Rod Salka.

    The DNA was there, all over Ms. Desiree Washington. Of course it was. She had just had consensual sex with Mike Tyson. But the prosecution took Ms. Washington's story of how Tyson savaged her when she went to his room at 2:00am for an autograph.

    Photos were shown to the jury of Ms. Washington which made them cry. All the while, she sat on the stand, all buttoned up to the neck looking so prim and proper, dabbing at her eyes with a tissue. As she did, and as the jury was told the tale of the savagery which Ms. Washington said she endured, Tyson glanced at me a few times and shook his head as if to say, "I never did that to her."

    Of course he didn't. The story is one of a woman scorned, asked by Tyson to leave his room after the act was over. She got back at him by ripping her blouse, messing her hair and hailing a cab to take her to the hospital. In the emergency room, Ms. Washington told a tale of being raped and savaged by Tyson. Naturally, his DNA was all over her.

    No, I don't believe there was corruption in the case. There was just incompetence right out of the gate by DK in hiring a pilot to fly an F-16 who had nothing but Cessna 150 experience.

    The prosecution told a story to the jury and sold it. Tyson had a reputation as a bad boy and it was easy, especially with photos and a believable story, to make the jury believe their tale.

    As Tyson says in his one man show "Undisputed Truth"--"I did a lot of things I should have been arrested for, but wasn't, and was arrested for something I did not do."

    This was the one thing he did NOT do.

    -Randy G.
    I have always wondered if it was a mistake on King's end hiring a divorce attorney or strategic move by King.

    Remember, at this point in Tyson's boxing career he was fading somewhat. He had the loss to Buster Douglas and the old allure of the name was not what is was before that fight.

    Don King, as much as anyone, knows how sports fans love a comeback story and how much that could sell. To me I have always wondered if Don King never put the best effort forward to defend Tyson because he saw dollar signs years down the line for a Tyson comeback if he lost the case and went away to prison for some time.

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    Re: What They Didn't Tell You About Mike Tyson's Rape Conviction (VIDEO)

    Quote Originally Posted by oubobcat View Post
    I have always wondered if it was a mistake on King's end hiring a divorce attorney or strategic move by King.

    Remember, at this point in Tyson's boxing career he was fading somewhat. He had the loss to Buster Douglas and the old allure of the name was not what is was before that fight.

    Don King, as much as anyone, knows how sports fans love a comeback story and how much that could sell. To me I have always wondered if Don King never put the best effort forward to defend Tyson because he saw dollar signs years down the line for a Tyson comeback if he lost the case and went away to prison for some time.
    My man!

    Actually, Tyson's star was pretty bright at the time -- brighter than ever. His invincibility had been restored somewhat with the way he dispatched Razor Ruddock twice.

    At the time, Ruddock was considered the heavyweight equivalent of the modern-day GGG, an uncrowned champion no one wanted to face.

    He had just seen a heavy increase on PPV; I think it actually set a record at the time or falling a hair short.

    http://articles.latimes.com/1991-06-...son-ruddock-ii

    As far as King's decision went, I think it was hubris. Don King had beaten every case there was. Murder, manslaughter, theft, you name it.

    Keep in mind, there was no guarantees with Tyson in prison, whether he would fight, get released, implode, self destruct or even resign with the Don so that would've been a very risky proposition with far too many variables.

    I just think he was arrogant in his belief that this was a mere nuisance, not to mention that this case was a case of common sense.

    Coming to the hotel at 2 am when he tells you what he wants? Come on.

    I think this young lady had hoped for more. Mike did her a bit dirty (not illegally) by just tooting and booting -- groupie etiquette, by the way -- which left her wanting payback.

    Oh my goodness, trust me, you'd rather face Tyson, Foreman and Liston at once than a woman scorned.

    Anyway, Tyson had a lucrative fight with Holyfield set up for the fall which was projected to break every record. It likely would've done upwards of two million homes. Tyson was huge.

    It was just a bad decision to have that guy as Tyson's representation.

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    Re: What They Didn't Tell You About Mike Tyson's Rape Conviction (VIDEO)

    Poor Tyson (no sarcasm intended).

    Sometimes his own honesty doesn't serve him well; despite how it perfectly reflects the theatre of (his) life.

    I just love his honest response to the interviewer's question about his own demeanour and behaviour in the relationship; "Yes, well . . . I can be pretty violent too, sometimes".

    Really Mike?

    I hadn't noticed.

    Still, just as when the tragedy initially unfolded, I currently don't believe that Mike raped her.

    Introduced her to a "bedroom style" she was perhaps not prepared for; possibly yes.

    But rape; no - just as all the prevented evidence and information screams.

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