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Early in the 1990s, a woman files a lawsuit alleging Mike Tyson of rape

In July 1992, Desiree Washington, an 18-year-old beauty pageant contestant, filed a civil lawsuit against Mike Tyson, alleging he had raped her in an Indianapolis hotel room earlier that year. Tyson was arrested and charged with rape, and in February 1993 he was found guilty of rape and two other charges. He was sentenced to six years in prison, but was released after serving three years. The civil lawsuit was settled out of court in 1998, with Tyson reportedly paying Washington $3 million.