April 19, 1992
Re Robin Abcarian's column "Mike Tyson's Fans Just Don't Get the Message" (April 3): After reading this, I continue to feel women are being sent an incomplete and wrong message. Tyson has used force most of his life to get where and what he wants. Those around him have reinforced this behavior. He is in jail now and can't figure out who and when the rules were changed. Desiree Washington isn't a stupid woman. From the image that has been set forth of her, she has been reared with good judgment, but she showed none of it the night she was raped.
February 21, 1992 |
Desiree Washington, the woman whom Mike Tyson was convicted of raping, says she was offered $1 million to recant, according to a partial transcript of her first television interview. In an interview with Barbara Walters on ABC News' "20/20," Washington said that the money was offered to her before the trial started Jan. 27. The interview will be aired tonight. "I said, 'No way.' I reported it to my lawyer, who took it to a higher authority, and it's being taken care of," she said.