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August 27, 1991|From Staff and Wire Reports

Jacqueline Boatwright, a Miss Black America contestant who says boxer Mike Tyson fondled her against her will, nonetheless wants no part of a lawsuit against the former heavyweight champion.

"I don't think a lawsuit is necessary," said Boatwright, who is among 10 contestants listed as victims in the suit a pageant official has filed against Tyson. "I think the whole thing is being blown out of proportion."

The $21-million suit filed by pageant director J. Morris Anderson accuses Tyson of fondling the 10 women during festivities surrounding the July event in Indianapolis.

An Indianapolis grand jury reportedly is considering an 18-year-old contestant's allegation that Tyson raped her. And a former Miss Black America sued him for $100 million earlier this month.

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