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Mike Tyson stands up against the Hulu platform which would have “stole the story of his life”


The former American boxing champion has accused the series airing soon on Hulu of having him ‘stole his life story’comparing the platform to a “slave trader”.

The new drama series “Mike,” which premieres Aug. 25 on Hulu, traces the boxer’s life from childhood to his in-ring stunts to his 1992 rape conviction. ‘They stole my life story and didn’t pay me’blasted Mike Tyson on Instagram on Saturday. “Hulu is the streaming equivalent of a slave trader”he added.

The platform, available only in the United States, is majority owned by Disney. One of the series’ eight episodes will focus on Desiree Washington, taking the perspective of the 18-year-old beauty queen who accused Mike Tyson of rape in 1991. The star was convicted the following year and had spent three years in prison. Steven Rogers, creator and screenwriter of “Mike” claims not to have “could discuss” with Mr. Tyson because another project already had “Rights” on the story of his life. “I don’t like relying on just one source”he assures to defend his biographical work carried out without the approval of the former heavyweight champion.

While evoking the accusations of domestic violence which weigh on Mike Tyson, the series also narrates the abuse suffered by the star in his childhood, the loss of his mother due to cancer when he was a teenager as well as his problems drug addiction and mental health. “I hope if he looks (series)he will change his mind”added Steven Rogers.


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