Mike Tyson says he was bullied, sexually abused as a child

  • IANS, Los Angeles
  • Updated: Nov 09, 2014 16:35 IST

Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson says he was sexually abused by an older man as a child. In an interview with Opie Radio, Tyson said that at age 7, an older man “bullied me, sexually abused me and stuff … snatched me off the street.”

The-48-year-old former boxing champion says he ran away and never saw the man again, foxnews.com.

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He never reported the abuse, which he says only happened once. “It's nobody's business to know,” he said during the interview.

Tyson was doing the interview to promote his new show Mike Tyson Mysteries.

In 1992, Tyson himself was convicted of raping a woman and was sentenced to six years in prison. He was released in 1995.

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