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Originally posted 11/12/2009 04:10PM
It may come down to a tale of the videotape.
A publicist for Mike Tyson says the former boxing champ was merely defending his wife and 10-month-old child after an altercation with an overaggressive photographer at LAX on Wednesday.
"Mike acted in self-defense as a father protecting his child," said Tyson's spokeswoman Tammy Brook.
However, photographer Tony Echevarria, 50, said in video interview posted on TMZ.com that he "wasn't aggressive, I was shooting from a distance, and I was respectful." He indicated that his videotape should back up his story.
Originally posted 11/11/2009 11:50PM
Mike Tyson and a photographer made citizen's arrests of one another after getting into a scuffle Wednesday at Los Angeles International Airport, police say.
At 4:30 p.m., the former boxing champ, 43, was passing through LAX from Europe en route to Las Vegas when a celebrity photographer began taking his picture at the United Airlines terminal, Sgt. Jim Holcomb tells PEOPLE.
"The two men got into a scuffle, and it's alleged that Tyson hit the photographer once in the face with one hand, causing him to fall to the ground," Holcomb says. "The photographer sustained a laceration to the forehead, and was taken to a local hospital."
Officers arrived on the scene and detained Tyson, who was booked at a nearby LAPD station and held on $20,000 bail, according to police records. Documents also show that Tyson was released at 8:24 p.m.
Tyson was reportedly traveling with his wife and 10-month-old baby. The incident was first reported by Radaronline.com.
Originally posted 10/09/2009 01:05PM
Mike Tyson remains unclear about the details surrounding the death in May of his 4-year-old daughter Exodus – and the boxing legend prefers it that way, he says.
"Because if I know, then there might be a blame for it," Tyson, 43, tells Oprah Winfrey on her show set to air Monday, Oct. 12. "And if there's somebody to blame for it, there will be a problem."
An unconscious Exodus was found by her 7-year-old brother, Miguel. She was entangled in a cord, dangling from an exercise treadmill, and subsequently died of her injuries.
Originally posted 08/13/2009 02:20PM
More than two months after his daughter's death, Mike Tyson says he's still "going through a process [and] trying to heal."
"I am in denial, because I don't know how to handle it," Tyson tells Entertainment Tonight. "I don't know what to do or say."
The boxing champ's 4-year-old daughter Exodus died May 26 after accidentally strangling herself on a cord from a treadmill at home in Arizona.
Originally posted 06/10/2009 07:00AM
Former heavyweight champ Mike Tyson married girlfriend Lakiha Spicer in Las Vegas over the weekend, according to news reports.
The marriage – Tyson's third – comes two weeks after the accidental death of his 4-year-old daughter, Exodus Tyson. The youngster was found strangled by the loop of a cord hanging under a treadmill's console in her home.
Spicer, 32, was said to have been comforting Tyson, 42, during the tragedy.
Originally posted 05/29/2009 06:10PM
It was a blow of the sort he never felt in the ring. Just when his life was taking a major turn for the better, Mike Tyson lost his 4-year-old daughter to a freak accident at home.
"It's unbelievable," says LaLa Vazquez, one of the producers of Tyson, the revealing documentary about the boxing champ. "He hit a great point with this movie, and people were starting to get him, and treat him with understanding. And this happens."
Daughter Exodus died Tuesday at a Phoenix hospital after she accidentally got her neck wrapped in a cord from an exercise machine. Tyson, who was in Las Vegas at the time, flew to Arizona and was seen entering the hospital. He issued a statement saying, "There are no words to describe the tragic loss."
Originally posted 05/26/2009 07:25PM
Boxing champ Mike Tyson's 4-year-old daughter Exodus died Tuesday in a Phoenix hospital after accidentally getting her neck wrapped in a cord from an exercise machine at home.
"We are grateful for the tremendous outpouring of love and prayers from all over the world," Tyson says in a statment. "There are no words to describe the tragic loss of our beloved Exodus. We ask you now to please respect our need at this very difficult time for privacy to grieve and try to help each other heal."
Exodus's mother, whose name has not been released, was cleaning in another part of the house when she sent her 7-year-old son to the playroom to check on his sister. The boy found Exodus tangled in a cord dangling from a treadmill. He called for his mother, who dialed 911 and administered CPR.
The child, who had been on life support, was pronounced dead at 11:45 a.m. at St. Joseph Hospital and Medical Center, says Phoenix police Sgt. Andy Hill.
Originally posted 05/26/2009 01:00PM
With his 4-year-old daughter in critical condition after an accident at home, boxer Mike Tyson on Tuesday released a statement of appreciation for people's concerns.
"The Tyson family would like to extend our deepest and most heartfelt thanks for all your prayers and support, and we ask that we be allowed our privacy at this difficult time," the statement said.
Exodus Tyson was on life support in a Phoenix hospital after she apparently nearly strangled herself on a cord dangling from a treadmill. The girl's mother – whose name isn't being released – was cleaning in another part of the house when she sent her 7-year-old son to the playroom to check on his sister, according to a Phoenix Police Department spokesman.
Originally posted 05/25/2009 10:45PM
Mike Tyson's 4-year-old daughter Exodus is on life support after an accident involving home exercise equipment, the Associated Press reports.
In what police in Phoenix call a tragic accident Monday morning at Tyson's home there, the girl was reportedly found by her 7-year-old brother with her neck caught in a cable attached to a treadmill.
The boy alerted the girl's mother in another room. Her mother called 911 and tried to revive her, according to the AP. Mike Tyson was said to be in Las Vegas at the time of the accident, but has returned home.
Originally posted 01/31/2002 12:00PM
The former heavyweight champ faces the possibility of being charged with rape, while another possible charge is being investigated, says a police spokesman.
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