Tyson sued

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A beauty contest participant has sued Mike Tyson, claiming the former heavyweight boxing champion committed battery against her during the 1991 Miss Black America pageant, AP reports from Indianapolis. Noemi T McKenzie, who was Miss Massachusetts in the pageant, claims that the incident occurred on 18 July 1991, during a rehearsal.

It was during the same rehearsal that Tyson met Desiree Washington, the contestant from Rhode Island, whom he was convicted of raping. He is currently serving a six-year prison term.