Mike Tyson Banned From United Kingdom Due To Rape Conviction
(AllHipHop News) On March 26th, 1992 Mike Tyson was sentenced to six years in prison after being convicted for the rape of former Miss Black Rhode Island Desiree Washington. Two decades later and that rape case has caused the legendary heavyweight boxer to be barred from the United Kingdom.
Last year, the United Kingdom changed their immigration laws to prevent the entrance of anyone who has been sentenced to more than four year in prison. This change in the U.K.'s immigration laws has deterred Tyson's international tour promoting his autobiography, Undisputed Truth as he had stops scheduled in London. Tyson released a statement regarding the incident:
I have been coming to the U.K. consistently in the past decade so this change is disheartening since it affects my current entry standing. I apologize to my fans that were inconvenienced, however, please know I am currently working diligently with the proper authorities to regain access next year for my U.K. tour.
Unfortunate for Tyson, he will soon have to face this immigration law again as his Spike Lee-directed one-man Broadway show is scheduled for eight nights in London, Glasgow and Manchester in March 2014.