Written by BET on September 25, 2020
There’s a Mike Tyson biopic within the works however one particular person you’ll not see portrayed within the movie is his former spouse, actress Robin Givens.
In accordance with Page Six, Givens’ lawyer despatched the previous heavyweight champion and Jamie Foxx, who’s portraying Tyson within the movie, a cease-and-desist letter, which reportedly demanded “that Mr. Tyson stop and desist from additional defaming Ms. Givens, and to place these producing, writing and/or directing the proposed Tyson biopic, and people producing Mr. Tyson’s podcast, on discover that they’re to chorus from portraying Ms. Givens in a false, damaging and defamatory mild.”
The letter continued, “Whereas [she] has tried to maneuver on, she nonetheless finds herself preventing the abusive, demeaning and false accounts of their relationship by Mr. Tyson almost 35 years later. It’s time for Mr. Tyson to let this marriage be the relic of the previous that it’s.”
A rep for Tyson instructed Web page Six, “As of now, Mr. Tyson’s attorneys haven’t obtained any stop and desist, however there isn’t nor has there been any intention of together with his relationship together with her in his biopic. He needs her effectively in all her endeavors.”
Robin Givens and Mike Tyson had been married from February 7, 1988 to February 14, 1989. Givens has at all times stood by her declare that Tyson was extraordinarily bodily abusive of their marriage.
After being instructed she wouldn’t be portrayed within the Tyson biopic, Givens instructed Page Six on September 20, “I didn’t get one dime from my marriage. I left with completely nothing. I left the home, I wished my life. I used to be a youngster who made a horrible alternative. A foul alternative. That continuation and perpetuation of this stuff that aren’t true [was like] being punched over again repeatedly.”