Mike Tyson is widely regarded as a GOAT fighter in the boxing industry. In addition to his ferocious and intimidating boxing style, he is infamous for having numerous run-ins with law enforcement. While the actor was at the peak of his career, he was knocked out by underdog Buster Douglas in 1990 for the first time in his career. He hit rock bottom when he was accused of r*ping a beauty pageant contestant.
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He was convicted of the charges and sentenced to six years in prison. However, he only served three years in jail as he later revealed that he slept with a prison counselor to reduce his prison time.
Mike Tyson Slept With a Prison Counselor to Reduce Prison Serving Time
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Back in 1992, Mike Tyson was arrested for r*ping an 18-year-old beauty pageant contestant. While he maintained innocence by claiming that anything that happened between the two was consensual, he was found guilty of one count of r*pe and two counts of s*xual conduct. Due to Indiana state laws, he was ordered to serve six years in prison which was effected immediately.
However, The Hangover star ended up serving only three years of the sentence. But years later, he himself confessed to sleeping with a prison counselor to reduce his prison time.
In a 2020 interview with VLAD TV, he shared,
“I’m dating one of the counsel workers now, she’s letting me have s*x with her now.”
He was desperate to reduce his serving time which is how he found out that he can get a year off if he got his GED.
“So by passing the GED they took that year away. So I flunked the f**king GED … and got mad, and so I had to start dating this counselor and stuff, giving her money and doing really some nasty stuff to her, and she let me pass this test.”
He also opened up about how he was incredibly difficult to handle during the first six months of imprisonment time but he got through it and even added another year.