Mike Tyson plays sexual abuse victim on Law & Order: SVU
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|Wed, 02-06-2013 - 10:37am|
Mike Tyson will be playing the role of Reggie Rhodes, a sympathetic victim of child abuse who murdered one of his attackers.
In real life, the former undisputed heavyweight champ was arrested in connection with the rape of an 18-year-old beauty queen, Miss Black America hopeful Desiree Washington, in July of 1991. In February of the following year, he was convicted of one count of rape and two counts of criminal deviate conduct. Tyson served three years in prison for the convictions. More
The show has always been an advocate for victims of sexual abuse, so it seems odd that such a high-profile sex offender is now portraying a victim. Thoughts?