Mike Tyson Gets Standing Ovation at Cannes

Shaker Kathy sent along "Boxing great Tyson tells all in film at Cannes," in which it is reported that the "boxing great" and convicted rapist "got a prolonged ovation" at the screening of Tyson, a documentary film integrating old video footage and interviews.

Says Kathy: "I guess this is how much we respect women." Indeed. Suffice it to say Tyson did not get the standing O for confessing to being a misogynist rapist asshole:
Tyson spares no details in describing his sex life, and covers his career's low points, like biting Evander Holyfield's ear in 1997. He admits to many, many bad decisions.

But on one issue, he still refuses to take responsibility. He insists he is innocent of the 1991 rape of an 18-year-old beauty queen for which he served three years in prison.

"I've been abusive to women before in my life," he acknowledged. But in this case, "I thought (the conviction) was wrong, I thought it was unfair."
Uh-huh. Well, you can't always get rape charges dismissed without even being interviewed, I guess. And one out of five ain't a bad record for a guy who claims he never raped anyone but nonetheless says of the woman he was convicted of raping: "She put me in that state where now I really do want to rape her and her mama."

"Prolonged ovation."

Kudos to the AP for including the protestation about his rape conviction immediately after "Tyson spares no details in describing his sex life." Stay classy, AP.

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