Video: Mike Tyson Reveals He was Sexually Abused as a Child

By C.J. Tuttle Oct 31, 2014

Legendary boxer Mike Tyson revealed during a radio interview this week that he was sexually abused as a child while growing up in Brooklyn, N.Y.

The topic came up during a portion of the SiriusXM's Opie Radio show, where Tyson was discussing his rough upbringing.

The 48-year-old said he was 7 when the incident occurred and went on to describe the incident when further questioned by the hosts.

“He snatched me off the street, I was a little kid, [he was an] old man. [He] bullied me, sexually abused me and stuff,” Tyson said. “Never seen him again.”

Tyson said he eventually managed to escape the molestation, but never told anyone, including the authorities, about the sexual abuse.

“I just went on with my life,” he said. “I don't always remember, but maybe I do but I don't. I'm not ashamed or embarrassed by it.”

The former world champion is currently making the media rounds to promote his new animated series “Mike Tyson Mysteries” on Cartoon Network.


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