Mike Tyson reveals scary street snatching and sexual abuse

Published November 3, 2014 by JS2

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Legendary boxer Mike Tyson has opened up about being molested by an old man when he was growing up in Brooklyn.

In a heartbreaking interview with Opie Radio, the 48-year-old revealed that he was sexually abused at the age of seven.

He went on to describe how he was snatched off the street in a horrible incident and the effect that it has had on him as a man.

“He snatched me off the street,” Tyson explained in the interview.

“I was a little kid, seven. They were an old man. It was one time, one time. I never seen him again.”

Tyson told the radio hosts he was just walking along the street when the man grabbed him, and his life changed forever as a result of the incident.

He went on to explain how he had to run away from his attacker following the assault, but never went to the police.

“It’s nobody’s business to know,” Tyson explained with the presenters clearly shocked by the revelation.

“Entertainers have egos to buffer their flaws, their demons,” he continued.

When asked if he significantly changed as a result of that day’s events, he replied: “I don’t know if I did or not.

“I’m not embarrassed or ashamed of anything from that perspective.”

You can watch the interview with Tyson below, but be warned about the fact that it contains language many might find offensive:

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