It was 1992. We were all shocked when then heavyweight boxing champion, Mike Tyson, was convicted of raping Desiree Washington a Miss Black America pageant contestant, in an Indianapolis hotel room.
Tyson was sentenced to 6 years in prison, but only served 3 and remained on parole.
Mind you, it wasn't that Tyson had a squeaky clean image to start with. But, many believed that there was more to this case than we knew. How much more....
Mike Tyson is set to appear on a new episode of OBJECTified where he talks about his rape conviction with host Harvey Levin. Tyson reveals that he feels racism played a major role in him not being able to convince the jury of his innocence. He blames societal stereotypes telling Levin, “because look at it… "I’m Black, I’m big, I’m strong. It’s all stereotype.”
Mike Tyson always maintained his innocence and continues to do so. He claims Washington was upset after he kicked her out of his hotel room. Tyson also points out that the jury was all white with the exception of one juror. The episode of OBJECTified airs Sunday night Dec. 10th (8 p.m. ET on Fox News).
Fam, what do y'all think about Ironman Mike? Agree or disagree?