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The Glows Are Off
Pat Putnam
October 24, 1988
With their marriage kaput, Mike Tyson and Robin Givens battle over the question: Was she only after his money?
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October 24, 1988

The Glows Are Off

With their marriage kaput, Mike Tyson and Robin Givens battle over the question: Was she only after his money?

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Olga Rosario, a longtime Roper employee, also gave a statement that was included in Givens's petition. "I noticed Michael running up the stairs [on the day cited by Givens] and said Good Morning to him," said Rosario. "He responded, '[Bleep you, you bleep, you bleep].' "

Rosario said that she went outside to look for Tyson and found him sitting on the roof. "He just sat there," said Rosario, "and yelled at the top of his lungs, '[Bleep you, bleep you].' "

Givens contends that when Tyson came back inside the house he began throwing bottles and dishes, and that she fled the house and called the police.

Tyson has since been examined by Dr. Abraham L. Halpern, the chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at United Hospital in Port Chester, N.Y. After conversations with Tyson's friends and family and then a session with him, Halpern found Tyson "...free of any signs of psychotic thinking or behavior. He showed no manifestations of manic-depressive illness, nor did I find any basis to believe that he had, in the past, exhibited symptoms...of manic-depressive psychosis or manic-depressive illness." Halpern said he had discussed his findings with McCurtis, who agreed with his conclusions.

In Tyson's divorce papers, filed by Los Angeles lawyer Howard Weitzman, Tyson claims that he had "been tricked into marriage by the defendant." The papers allege that Tyson was "the hapless victim of intentional fraud."

Tyson's fight with Givens has just begun. His next scheduled one in the ring, against British heavyweight Frank Bruno on Jan. 14, may seem a pleasure by comparison.

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