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February 12, 1992
Reaction From Members of the Jury One of the more compelling aspects of the Mike Tyson rape trial came shortly after the verdict was delivered Monday night. All the jurors were brought together and a news conference was shown on ESPN. What follows is a partial transcript of the conference. The questions are paraphrased for clarity. Several jurors answered questions, but all declined to give their names.
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January 25, 1994 | From Associated Press
Mike Tyson would admit raping Desiree Washington in exchange for his early release from prison under a proposed deal with Marion County prosecutors, WTHR-TV reported Monday night. It said a willingness of both sides to negotiate might be linked to the fact that the Indiana Court of Appeals has granted the former heavyweight champion a hearing to consider whether the prosecutor's office withheld important evidence.
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June 23, 1992 | From Associated Press
The woman Mike Tyson is convicted of raping filed a civil lawsuit against him Monday because of what her attorney said was the boxer's glib attitude and lack of remorse. The suit filed by attorneys for Desiree Washington, 19, of Coventry, R.I., seeks unspecified damages for assault, battery, false imprisonment and intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress. "Ms. Washington decided to bring this case only after much soul-searching," said Deval L.
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August 7, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Barring unforeseen developments, Mike Tyson on Friday lost his best chance for leaving prison before May of 1995. In a 2-1 decision, the Indiana Court of Appeals upheld the former heavyweight champion's rape conviction and subsequent six-year sentence. Tyson's attorney, Alan Dershowitz, said he would seek an immediate appeal.
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February 21, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
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.
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July 27, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
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."
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February 16, 1993 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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January 30, 1992 | EARL GUSKTEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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April 3, 1992 | ROBIN ABCARIAN
It's over. The system worked and Mike Tyson is going to be in jail for a very long time. But the outrage lingers.
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February 11, 1992 | JULIE CART and MARYANN HUDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
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.
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February 27, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Desiree Washington, whose rape claim put former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson in prison, had falsely accused one of her high school classmates of rape, Tyson's attorney said in a motion filed with the Indiana Court of Appeals. Alan M. Dershowitz said his client deserved a new trial because of new evidence that Washington had falsely accused Wayne Walker of raping her in October of 1989. One of Washington's attorneys said the motion was intended "more for the media than the court."
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February 16, 1993 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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February 15, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Mike Tyson's appeals lawyer, Alan Dershowitz, will argue today in Indianapolis that his client should get a new trial because Judge Patricia J. Gifford blocked testimony from witnesses challenging the truthfulness of the woman who accused him of rape. Tyson, 26, was convicted Feb. 10, 1992, and later sentenced to six years in prison after beauty contestant Desiree Washington told jurors he raped her six months earlier in his Indianapolis hotel room.
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June 26, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
A Rhode Island court's ruling that boxer Mike Tyson's accuser should have told a jury she had hired an attorney to handle her civil case "will have a very significant impact" on the appeal of Tyson's rape conviction, his attorney said Thursday. "It is the smoking gun of perjury in Desiree Washington's testimony," said Alan M. Dershowitz, the Harvard University law school professor who represents Tyson.
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February 1, 1992 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mike Tyson's chief defense lawyer, Vincent Fuller, finished his cross-examination Friday of the 18-year-old Rhode Island woman who has brought rape charges against the former heavyweight boxing champion. And as was the case when she was first called to the stand Thursday, she calmly--even glibly at times--answered Fuller's direct questions. Tyson, who is charged with four rape-related counts, faces a maximum of 63 years in prison if found guilty on all four.
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February 18, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
A group of ministers said it has gathered 10,000 signatures in a petition drive seeking a suspended sentence for boxer Mike Tyson on his conviction of raping an 18-year-old beauty pageant contestant.
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