Written by: Khalif Thompson
Today in Hip Hop News, what we didn’t see coming in ages, reportedly Mike Tyson has been forced to make headlines using his hands on a guy Wednesday night.
Mike Tyson assaulted a man on an airplane as he attempted to depart San Francisco on Wednesday night.
According to the tale, an inebriated guy named Melvin Townsend boarded the plane and began harassing Tyson. While Tyson was initially polite, he alleges the man hurled a water bottle at him, prompting him to punch the man until he was bleeding.
Tyson eventually got off the plane and walked away from the incident.
According to our sources, there has been a significant change to the tale, as the man has now sought legal representation.
The lawyer's name is Matt Morgan, and he thinks that a lawsuit is extremely likely. For the time being, his client is still in shock, and he wants to thoroughly consider all of his alternatives before making a final decision.
The victim's lawyer claims, “Our client is a big Mike Tyson fan. When Mike Tyson boarded the plane, he became overly excited. At first, their interaction was cordial," Morgan said. "At a certain point, Mr. Tyson clearly became agitated by an overly excited fan and began to strike him in an excessive manner. This situation could have been avoided simply by contacting the flight attendant. Our client denies throwing a water bottle prior to being struck by Mr. Tyson. [...] To state the obvious, as one of the greatest fighters of all time, Mr. Tyson should have exercised greater restraint before using his hands on an overly excited fan."
For the time being, it is evident that there are competing reports of what occurred during this confrontation. If this turns into a lawsuit, we might be in for a long legal battle.
Check out our exclusive coverage of the incident down below hosted by VHipHop’s Podcast!