They want to steal Tyson completely. Mike sued over plane dispute
Igor Nekrasov December 2, 2023, 18:30 Moscow time Audio version: Your browser does not support the audio element.
The provocateur said he suffered headaches after the legend’s blows.
The name of the legendary Mike Tyson appears in the media again. This time the reason has nothing to do with sports: they are trying to get Iron Mike a fabulous monetary compensation of 450 thousand dollars. The famous boxer was sued by a man who became involved in a conflict with Tyson on board the plane. .
Let’s remember the situation in detail:
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The incident occurred in April 2022, when Mike was preparing to fly from San Francisco to Florida. The former champion was sitting with a friend on the plane and did not touch anyone, when suddenly a passenger in the back began to openly provoke the legend. It is not clear what the passenger was counting on: chasing Mike Tyson is, to put it mildly, not the most successful idea. But the drunk man continued to joke and disrupt the conversation even after Mike made several comments and asked to be left alone. It seemed like a joke, since the entire event was filmed by another passenger. But the prank got out of control: after unsuccessful attempts to calm the man with words, Mike switched to the more accessible language of fists and began to hit the provocateur. The man was lucky that Tyson’s friend stopped the former world champion in time, allowing the thug to escape with only abrasions.
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The incident quickly became public: it is curious that the majority was on Mike’s side, who held out for a long time before punishing the insolent man. The victim did not contact the police and soon forgot about the situation.
But a year and a half later I remembered it again. That same passenger turned to Mike’s lawyers demanding compensation of almost half a million dollars. He said that after encountering Tyson’s fists he still suffers from pain in his head and neck.
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The response to the claim came quickly and was as laconic as possible: “There will be no extortion payments,” the New York Post quotes lawyer Alex Spiro, who represents Mike Tyson’s interests.
In fact, it is not very clear what the “sufferer” has. A year and a half has passed since the incident, naturally, now there are no more abrasions or beatings, and if there are, then they are no longer related to Mike. It is unlikely that it can be proven in court that the head and neck pains, if any, were caused precisely by Mike’s blows.
It would be another thing if the victim immediately went to court and wrote a statement to the police. It is unlikely that Mike, knowing his character, would have paid immediately, but it was quite possible to obtain compensation through the courts: be that as it may, Tyson really hit a man, this is on video and it is impossible to deny it. he. Yes, the boy himself provoked the former world champion, but the court would not have paid attention to it.
Now, a year and a half later, it’s almost impossible to get money out of Iron Mike. Tyson himself is not going to pay and it is not possible to win this case in court.