In an interview on SiriusXM's Opie Radio on Wednesday, former boxing champion Mike Tyson revealed he had been sexually abused as a child by a man who pulled him off the street.
He said he was seven years old when the incident occurred.
Gawker.com says during the show, while discussing his childhood and what made him a successful boxer, Tyson said, "These guys bullied me and sexually abused me."
Via New York Daily News:
"I was a little kid, 7," Tyson told co-host Jim Norton. "Old man, yea."
"Was it one time or ongoing?" Norton asked.
"No, one time," Tyson said. "Never seen him again….snatched me off the street."
"He abused you and just let you go or did you escape?" Norton said.
"Well, I ran," Tyson said.
Tyson said that he is not embarrassed or ashamed by the experience.
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