Stop Mike Tyson from guest starring on SVU
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Stop Mike Tyson from guest starring on SVU

    1. Christel Hampton-Poel
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      Christel Hampton-Poel

      Brownhills, United Kingdom

Mike Tyson was convicted of rape in 1992 and spent three years in prison. His victim was 18 years old. He lured her to his hotel room and raped her. Mike Tyson is also a known wife beater and a misogynist who once said he enjoys hurting women when he makes love to them and he claims the best punch he ever threw was the one that sent his ex-wife bouncing off the apartment walls.

As a show, SVU stands up for and gives a voice to victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. They are supported by a variety of organisations who give it their all to stop these things from happening. They attempt to educate and erase prejudice and open people's eyes about the heinous nature of these crimes. 

Mike Tyson has no business on a show like SVU. A rapist should not be given a platform in any way and the voice of those disagree with this decision should be heard instead. SVU is acting in an insensitiveirrepressible manner and have undermined the impact this decision has on the lives of their vIewers. The decision to hire Tyson has caused great distress amongst many of us but all SVU tells us to do ibacks back and what. I thought the victims' voices should be heard, not silenced?!

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    1. Reached 250 signatures
    2. Warren Leight tells us to "sit back and give it a chance"

      Christel Hampton-Poel
      Petition Organizer

      Warren Leight has tweeted that he is aware of the sensitivity of Mike Tyson starring on SVU but is telling us all to sit back and give it a chance. Sit back and give a RAPIST a chance?! Warren also said that MT's conviction is 20 years old, he sobered up and set up an organisation for disadvantaged children. So all of that makes him less of a rapist? Maybe Gary Glitter or Jerry Sadunksy could guest star next!

    3. Reached 50 signatures

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    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • about 1 year ago

      “Domestic violence causes far more pain than the visible marks of bruises and scars. It is devastating to be abused by someone that you love and think loves you in return. It is estimated that approximately 3 million incidents of domestic violence are reported each year in the United States.

      “Domestic violence does not only happen to adults. Forty percent of girls age 14 to 17 report knowing someone their age who has been hit or beaten by a boyfriend, and approximately one in five female high school students reports being physically and/or sexually abused by a dating partner.”

      -- Dianne Feinstein

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    • Carl Sparrow CORNER BROOK, CANADA
      • over 1 year ago

      Human Rights.

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    • Lorraine Uberti CEDARHURST, NY
      • over 1 year ago

      He is a convicted felon and he bit off the ear of Evander Hollyfield he is an animal.

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    • Samantha Swartz OAKDALE, PA
      • over 1 year ago

      I have watch this show for so long - on NBC, TNT, USA - no more. You have truly disappointed me. What were you thinking? You weren't apparently. He is a convicted RAPIST. What made you think this was okay? So disappointed with the women involved with the show. I won't watch tonight - what if you had chosen my rapist to be on your show...good-bye SVU. My significant other will be thrilled - he never liked it anyway.

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    • steven lunsford OBETZ, OH
      • over 1 year ago

      this show is about helping victims of sexual abuse....he is a convicted rapist...if this show airs i will not watch this show again and this was my favorite law and order show....

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