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Mike Tyson Says He Was Sexually Abused as a Child

Matt Fitzgerald@@MattFitz_geraldCorrespondent IIIOctober 30, 2014

MONACO - OCTOBER 09:  Mike Tyson attends RMC radio talk show 'Moscato show' during SPORTEL (The World Sports Content Media Convention) at Grimaldi Forum on October 9, 2014 in Monaco, Monaco.  (Photo by Didier Baverel/Getty Images)
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Former heavyweight champion boxer Mike Tyson said in a recent interview with Opie Radio that he was sexually abused as a seven-year-old child.

"[The man] bullied me, sexually abused me and stuff...snatched me off the street. I was a little kid. Never seen him again," said Tyson, via TMZ.com.

(Warning: Video contains NSFW language.)

Tyson, 48, explained that he didn't know the older man who abused him. He ran away following the one-time occurrence and never saw the man again.

One of the radio hosts asked whether that horrible encounter drastically changed Tyson, and he said he didn't know.

Tyson has experienced plenty of turbulence in his personal life away from the ring, including substance abuse and arrests among other issues. Earlier this year, he openly discussed his battle to maintain sobriety.

Tyson never went to the police following the abduction that occurred nearly four decades ago, adding that he sometimes forgets that it happened.

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