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.
July 27, 1991 |
Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson has been accused of raping a woman at an Indianapolis hotel last week, authorities said Friday. A woman said she was sexually assaulted by the 25-year-old fighter on July 19, Indianapolis police said. "We're investigating an allegation that has been made of a sexual assault. No charges have been filed," police spokesman Andrew Stoner said. "The victim is alleging her assailant is Mike Tyson, the former champion."
February 16, 1993 |
Mike Tyson's attorney told an Indiana Court of Appeals panel in Indianapolis on Monday that jury instructions were flawed and three potential witnesses should not have been excluded at the heavyweight champion's trial for rape. Alan Dershowitz, a Harvard law professor and Tyson's attorney; and Lawrence Reuben, chief deputy for the Indiana Attorney General, presented arguments lasting 2 hours 13 minutes. Tyson, convicted of rape on Feb.
January 30, 1992 |
Jury selection was completed Wednesday and opening presentations will be heard today in the rape trial of Mike Tyson. Tyson, the former heavyweight boxing champion, is charged with four rape-related counts. If found guilty on all four, he could face a prison term of 63 years. He will be judged by 12 people, a jury that includes two black men, a black woman, three white women and six white men. The jury was sequestered late Wednesday and will be sworn in this morning.
April 3, 1992 |
It's over. The system worked and Mike Tyson is going to be in jail for a very long time. But the outrage lingers.
February 11, 1992 |
The news of former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson's conviction moved swiftly though the tightly connected boxing world Monday night, eliciting responses that ranged from surprise to sad acceptance. To some, Tyson's conviction sent a signal that professional athletes are not immune to the law. "I guess my feeling is that this shows that nobody is above justice," said Mills Lane, Nevada District Court judge who has been the referee in more than 50 championship fights.