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?!