5 Black celebrities whose careers were cut short due to sex scandals

Novieku Babatunde Adeola Sep 11, 2019 at 05:00pm

September 11, 2019 at 05:00 pm | Opinions & Features

Novieku Babatunde Adeola

Novieku Babatunde Adeola | Staff Writer

September 11, 2019 at 05:00 pm | Opinions & Features

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Mike Tyson_Photo: wiki

Mike Tyson

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.

Mike Tyson
Mike Tyson was convicted of raping former beauty pageant contestant Desiree Washington in a hotel room in 1991_Photo: indianapolismonthly.com

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.

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Mike Tyson against an opponent_Photo: thrillist

Tyson has faced various charges and allegations of numerous offences on several occasions since then.

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