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Mike Tyson's Rap Sheet

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Below is an abridged version of Mike Tyson's known brushes with the law:

  • 1978 Arrested for purse snatching as a 12-year-old in Brooklyn and sent to Tryon School for Boys.
  • June 21, 1987 Tyson is accused of striking a male parking lot attendant after attempting to kiss a female employee. He is charged with misdemeanor assault and battery and assault with a deadly weapon, but settles out of court for $105,000 US.
  • May, 1988 Tyson is involved in a New York fender-bender and gives his damaged $183,000 US Bentley convertible to two policemen, who wind up suspended when their superiors found out.
  • Aug. 23, 1988 Tyson breaks a bone in his right hand during an early morning Harlem street brawl with pro boxer Mitch Green. Nine years later, he is ordered by a jury to pay $45,000 US to Green.
  • Sept. 4, 1988 Tyson drives his BMW into a tree and knocked unconscious in what the New York Daily New later reports as a "suicide attempt" caused by a "chemical imbalance."
  • Oct. 2, 1988 Police are summoned to Tyson's Bernardsville, N.J., estate after he hurls furniture out the window. Wife Robin Givens flees with her mother and files for divorce five days later.
  • Dec. 12, 1988 A jury finds Tyson guilty of battery and fines him $100 US for grabbing, propositioning and insulting Sandra Miller at a New York nightclub.
  • Dec. 15, 1988 Lori Davis sues Tyson for allegedly grabbing her buttocks while dancing at the same club on the same night.
  • Apr. 9, 1989 Tyson is accused of striking a parking attendant three times with an open hand outside a Los Angeles nightclub, but charges are dropped.
  • Apr. 26, 1989 Tyson is ticketed in Albany, N.Y., for drag racing. He is also ticketed on May 5, again for drag racing.
  • Aug. 17, 1990 Phyllis Polaner, former aid to Givens, sues Tyson for sexual assault and harassment.
  • Oct. 2, 1991 Tyson is served a $12 million US palimony and paternity by Natalie Fears of Los Angeles, but a court-ordered blood test proves he is not the father.
  • March 1992 Tyson is convicted on one count of rape and two counts of deviate sexual conduct against Miss Black America contestant Desiree Washington on July 18, 1991. He is sentenced to 10 years in prison, four suspended.
  • May 8, 1992 Tyson is found guilty of disorderly conduct and threatening a prison guard, adding 15 days to his sentence.
  • July 13, 1993 Noemi T. McKenzie, of Woburn, Mass., files a civil lawsuit alleging Tyson committed battery against her at a Miss Black America rehearsal on July 18, 1991.
  • Apr. 9, 1996 Tyson is accused of sexual battery by a beautician from Gary, Ind. at a Chicago nightclub on Apr. 7, but police announce allegations baseless on Apr. 26.
  • Oct. 29, 1997 Tyson breaks a rib and punctures lung when his motorcycle skids off a Connecticut highway.
  • Mar. 9, 1998 Chevelle Butts and Sherry Cole file a $22 million US lawsuit against Tyson claiming verbal and physical abuse at a Washington bistro on March 1.
  • Dec. 1, 1998 Tyson pleads no contest to misdemeanour assault for kicking Richard Hardick and punching Abmielec Saucedo following an Aug. 31 auto accident in Gaithersburg, Md. He is handed two, two-year concurrent sentences with all but one year suspended. Tyson is also fined $5,000 US and sentenced to two years probation following his release from jail.
  • Mar. 5, 1999 Tyson is ordered to serve an extra 60 days in jail for violating probation terms of his 1992 rape conviction.
  • Aug. 17, 2001 Tyson is accused of raping a 50 year-old woman on July 16 at Big Bear, Calif., but prosecutors file no charges.
  • Jan. 18, 2002 Tyson's second wife, Monica, sues for divorce at Rockville, Md. Tyson countersues in Las Vegas.
  • Jan. 22, 2002 Las Vegas police contend there are grounds for charges following a four-month investigation into allegations that Tyson raped a woman in September 2001.
  • Jan. 30, 2002 Clark County District Attorney's office confirms a second investigation based on a woman's accusation that she was raped by Tyson in November 2001. They would decide the next month not to pursue charges, saying it wasn't clear whether the sexual contact was consensual or forced.
  • August 3, 2003 Tyson files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Owing $38 million to the IRS, Tyson will contribute $14 million to paying it down after a lawsuit settlement the next year with promoter Don King.
  • Feb. 27, 2004 Tyson agrees to a plea deal involving counselling and community services stemming from 2003 charges from a fight with two autograph seekers in a hotel lobby.
  • Jan. 12, 2007 Tyson faces a four-count indictment on drug-related charges stemming from a December incident in Scottsdale, Ariz. He could face up to 7 years in prison.
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