• Ed Gaines

Robin Givens Will Not Figure Into Jamie Foxx’s Mike Tyson Biopic

Robin Givens will not be included in Jamine Foxx's Mike Tyson biopic.

Tyson and Givens were married in 1988 for eight months and ended on bad terms, to say the least.

Lawyers for Givens sent Tyson and Foxx a cease-and-desist letter last month, to “demand that Mr. Tyson cease and desist from further defaming Ms. Givens, and to put those producing, writing and/or directing the proposed Tyson biopic, and those producing Mr. Tyson’s podcast, on notice that they are to refrain from portraying Ms. Givens in a false, negative and defamatory light.”

Her lawyers said that Givens was “heartbroken” to send the legal letter, but alleged, “While [she] has attempted to move on, she still finds herself fighting the abusive, demeaning and false accounts of their relationship by Mr. Tyson nearly 35 years later. It is time for Mr. Tyson to let this marriage be the relic of the past that it is.”

Givens has said in interviews that she’s concerned about her potential portrayal in the film. The letter claims that Tyson’s past comments about her gave Givens “good cause to be concerned,” including Tyson’s allegations he caught her in bed with Brad Pitt when they were divorcing,which Givens has denied. But a rep for Tyson says that Givens won’t be part of the story in the film after all.

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