Robin Givens Mentioned Jamie Foxx’s Mike Tyson Biopic Made Her Really feel ‘Just like the Phrase Was Crumbling Once more’
Robin Givens stays deeply traumatized by ex-husband Mike Tyson, telling Individuals journal that she felt “just like the world was crumbling once more” when she heard in regards to the upcoming biopic of the heavyweight boxer.
The movie, which can star Oscar winner Jamie Foxx as Tyson, was triggering for the Riverdale star, who filed for divorce from Tyson in 1988 after eight months of marriage, saying he had bodily abused her.
“I felt this drop within the pit of my abdomen and was like, ‘Oh no, right here we go once more,’” Givens instructed Individuals.
Tyson himself admitted to hitting Givens, although the person who recorded 44 profession knockouts characterised the abuse as mutual—“I’ve socked her earlier than, and he or she socked me earlier than, as properly. It was simply that form of relationship,” he instructed Oprah Winfrey in 2009.
However as Givens made clear to Individuals, the ache of the connection didn’t finish with the dissolution of their marriage.
“I bear in mind my ex-husband calling up and saying, ‘I’ve determined I’m not going to kill you. I’m going to make your life so depressing you’re going to slit your individual throat and die,’” she mentioned.
Tyson has “re-victimize[d] her” within the years since, Givens continued, notably in his one-man present Undisputed Fact and his memoir. She additionally accused him of claiming inaccurate, “slanderous” issues about her on his podcast, “Hotboxing With Mike Tyson.”
Among the many false allegations, she mentioned, are claims that she stole Tyson’s cash and that he as soon as discovered her in mattress with former flame Brad Pitt—each of which she denies.
“He’s not bodily hitting me anymore, however it hurts nearly as a lot,” she mentioned.
Terrified of how she may be represented within the upcoming biopic, Givens filed a cease-and-desist letter threatening authorized motion if the film options “derogatory and slanderous remarks” about her. A rep for Tyson instructed Individuals they hadn’t obtained such a letter, however that Tyson and the filmmakers had not meant to incorporate his relationship with Givens within the film.
Nonetheless, Givens is glad she stood up for herself—a departure from how she used to reply, she instructed Individuals. As for being saved out of the Tyson biopic, Givens instructed the celeb information outlet, “I’m greater than relieved.”