Desiree Washington Net Worth - Rape Victim Of Mike Tyson
Desiree Washington is an American beauty queen (Miss Black Rhode Island) and model who was born in Rhode Island. She became well-known after it came out that well-known boxer Mike Tyson, whose real name is Michael Gerard Tyson, had raped her.
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Desiree Washington is an American TV star who became well-known after the famous boxer Mike Tyson raped her.
Washington was 18 years old when Tyson hit her. At the time, she was Miss Black Rhode Island.
Boxing: Desiree Washington on 20/20 - Mike Tyson (1992)
In 1991, Mike Tyson slept with Desiree Washington. She was raped in an Indianapolis hotel room on July 19, 1991.
She was asked to go to Tyson's hotel room, where the event took place.
The next day, Washington went to the emergency room in her town to say that she had been raped.
Tyson was arrested in July, and his trial for rape took place in Marion County Superior Court from January 26 to February 10, 1992.
The fact that Washington was shocked after what happened was confirmed by Tyson's driver.
The doctor who looked at Washington said that his condition was consistent with having been raped.
Tyson, on the other hand, said that everything had happened with Washington's full consent and that he had not tried to force himself on her.
Tyson was found guilty of rape on February 10, 1992.
After more than ten hours of talking, the jury decided that the person was guilty.
Tyson's lawyers filed an appeal, saying that the Court made a mistake when it threw out the evidence of the victim's previous sexual activity (called the "Rape Shield Law"), threw out three possible defense witnesses, and didn't tell the jury about a mistake of fact that was honest and reasonable.
The Indiana Court of Appeals found Tyson guilty by a vote of 2-1.
The Indiana Supreme Court agreed with what the lower court had decided.
Tyson was sentenced to six years in prison and one year of probation on March 26, 1992. He was sent to the Indiana Youth Center in April 1992.
In March of 1995, Tyson was let out of prison.
He must also register as a sex offender under federal law.
After Tyson was found guilty, Washington sat down with Barbara Walters and told her side of the story.
“I went from being such an outgoing person to just being so reclusive — I was chosen friendliest in high school — that I just sat in my room and in the corner of my bed, and I just couldn’t move for the longest time, I couldn’t believe it,” she explained.