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Tyson, Washington Settle

Mike Tyson has settled the civil suit filed against him by the beauty contestant he was convicted of raping four years go, the boxer’s lawyer said Wednesday.

“All I can tell you is that the matter has been resolved and Mike is looking to the future and not to the past, and that’s why he resolved this,” attorney Nathan Dershowitz said from his office in New York.

Dershowitz would not say how much money - if any - the settlement involves.

Tyson was convicted in 1992 of raping Desiree Washington in a hotel room while both were in the city for Indiana Black Expo, a black cultural festival. He was released March 25 after serving three years of a six-year term.

Washington filed the civil suit against the former heavyweight champion in federal court in June 1992, seeking unspecified damages for assault, battery, false imprisonment and emotional distress.



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