A woman in New York state has filed a civil suit against Mike Tyson, accusing the former boxing champion of raping her in a limousine in the early 1990s, according to court filings.
The woman, who asked the court to remain anonymous, filed her complaint in early January under a temporary New York state law allowing victims of sexual assault to seek civil damages regardless of the statute of limitations.
Tyson spent three years in jail beginning in 1992 after being found guilty of raping model Desiree Washington, who was 18 at the time.
In a short affidavit dated December 23, 2022, the plaintiff states that she met the boxer at a nightclub “in the early 1990s,” then followed him into his limousine, where he allegedly assaulted her before raping her.
“As a result of Tyson’s rape, I suffered and continue to suffer from physical, psychological and emotional injury,” she said.
She is seeking $5 million in damages.
By late Tuesday, Tyson had not issued any public statement.
Born in Brooklyn in 1966, Tyson had a turbulent childhood before becoming the undisputed heavyweight champion in the 1980s, terrifying his opponents with his fury in the ring and a phenomenal punching power.
But after his prison sentence, he could not retain his titles.
In a notorious 1996 matchup, Tyson bit off a piece of his opponent Evander Holyfield’s ear.
Gripped by depression and addiction, he continued to make headlines, notably for a one-man show in which he described his life’s many ups and downs.
He has recently launched into the cannabis industry with his own brand of marijuana products, and hosts a podcast.
Nollywood Actor, ‘Papa Ajasco’ Is Dead
Veteran Nollywood actor, Femi Ogunrombi popularly known as Papa Ajasco, is dead.
His death was confirmed by a theatre practitioner, Husseini Shaibu, via his Twitter handle on Sunday.
He wrote, “I have just been reliably informed that the ethnomusicologist, former Music Instructor with #NATIONALTROUPE and one time stand in for the ‘Papa Ajasco’ character on the popular #waleadenugaprod comic series ‘Papa Ajasco’ Mr. Femi Ogunrombi is dead.
“I am told that the actor, singer, highlifist and trained nurse whom we fondly called ‘Uncle Ogurombo’ (not to his hearing though) passed on this evening (Saturday)”
Ogunrombi was popular for his role in Wale Adenuga’s Comedy series, Papa Ajasco.
Ogunrombi took over the character, Papa Ajasco, when the former character, Abiodun Ayoyinka pulled out of the show.
”World’s Most Durable DJ” Dies In Hong Kong, Aged 98
A beloved Hong Kong radio host dubbed the “world’s most durable DJ” by Guinness World Records has died aged 98 after more than seven decades on the air.
Reinaldo Maria Cordeiro, known to fans as “Uncle Ray”, was hailed as an industry powerhouse who jump-started the careers of numerous local musicians and introduced pop trends to generations of Hong Kong fans on his long-running radio shows.
He interviewed scores of pop icons over the years including the Beatles, the Bee Gees, Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra.
Cordeiro died on Friday in Hong Kong surrounded by family and friends, who sang “You’ll Never Walk Alone” as a farewell, a committee organising his funeral said.
The veteran DJ was “a prominent figure in Hong Kong popular culture” who made “considerable contributions to the Hong Kong music scene”, the city’s culture minister Kevin Yeung said Saturday.
Born in Hong Kong in 1924, Cordeiro was the fifth of six children in a family descended from Portuguese immigrants.
He worked as a prison warden and bank clerk before turning to music, hosting his first show “Progressive Jazz” at Radio Rediffusion in 1949.
Cordeiro became a household name in the 1960s by hosting easy listening shows for Hong Kong’s public broadcaster RTHK which became a hit with teenagers.
His signature late-night programme “All The Way With Ray” launched in 1970 and became the station’s longest-running radio show.
He was named the “world’s most durable DJ” by Guinness World Records in 2000.
Cordeiro retired in 2021, telling RTHK that “I’ve had the best in life and I’ve had everything I wanted to be, everything I wanted to do”.
He reportedly had heart troubles over the past decade and was hospitalised last January after suffering a stroke.
He wrote in his autobiography that “by sharing good music with my fans, I am in my element”.
“I refuse to countenance a world without music.”
Nollywood Actress, Ireti Doyle Confirms Divorce From Husband
Nollywood movie star Ireti Doyle has announced that she and her husband Patrick Doyle have divorced.
In an interview with Chude, the actress revealed that she was no longer married to Patrick, with whom she has six children.
“We are officially divorced,” she confirmed.
The 55-year-old actor also denied that she had her first child at the age of 17, claiming that it was at the age
“The truth of the matter is that I had no business being married at that time , period! Let’s not talk go to the choice of who I married.
“I can’t sacrifice my life in the alter of your imagination or your fantasy,” she said.
She said, “When you’re an adult, it’s not a life and death situation…there are some situations that are way beyond your control, the truth of the matter is that I had no business being married at that time, period! let’s not talk go to the choice of who I married.”
Image and Reality
Doyle told the host that, while they may have painted a pretty picture for the fans, there was a large gap between the image and their reality.
She went on to say that while they are entertainers, their private lives are not, and the public has no right to know anything about them.
“That I’m an actor and plying my trade in the public arena does not make you entitled to my personal life. And quite frankly, I don’t owe anybody any explanation. So go ahead; speculate all you want. If it helps you digest your morning tea, I’m happy to oblige,” she said.
She stated that her life is not an animation and that she does not rob the hopes of those who want to believe in love.
“My life is not an animation. I’m sorry if I contributed to shattering your image of love and the perfect couple. Still, my life is not an animation, and I cannot sacrifice my life on the altar of imagination or fantasy.
“So if I hurt anybody, I’m sorry. But I had to choose for myself. I’d say it was a pretty picture, but there was a wide cavity between the picture and reality,” she added.
She, however, insisted that she kept the name Ireti Doyle because she had worked hard for it.