Famed heavyweight champion Mike Tyson was convicted of raping former beauty pageant contestant Desiree Washington in a hotel room in 1991. At the peak of his career, this was a big blow to Tyson, who lost his heavyweight title to James “Buster” Douglas.
Following the defeat, Tyson was found guilty and sentenced to six years in prison. He served three years before he was released on parole. Prior to that, his wife, actress Robin Givens, in an interview in 1988, disclosed that she was a victim of spousal abuse.
Tyson has faced various charges and allegations of numerous offences on several occasions since then.