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Mike Tyson Movie Sparks Furious Backlash

OUTRAGED protesters have lashed out over a film about the life of shamed boxer and convicted rapist Mike Tyson.

A poster for the ex-heavyweight champion’s explosive 90-minute documentary, Tyson: The Movie, reads “man or monster?”.

But red graffiti scrawled across a billboard, located on the New King’s Road in London, replaces the word “monster” with “rapist”.

Tyson was sentenced to six years in prison in 1992 for raping a Miss Black America beauty contestant in an Indiana hotel room.

The film, released on DVD on Monday, tackles his conviction in 1992 after he was found guilty of raping Desirée Washington, then 18.

The 42-year-old blames his victim for wrecking his life, labelling her “that wretched swine of a woman”.

He adds: “It was the most heinous day of my life because going to prison I lost my humanity, I lost my reputation and everything I worked so hard for.

“I’ve done no such thing as take that woman’s chastity at all.”

The selfstyled “baddest man on the planet” is the subject and star of the film, directed by James Toback, for which Tyson contributed more than 30 hours of interviews. —— Express.

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