Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Did Don King Orchestrate Mike Tyson's Demise Years Ago

It Sure Looks That Way

Don King and Mike Tyson

Many stories have swirled for years that boxing promoter Don King allegedly orchestrated Mike Tyson's demise in the 1980s and early 1990s, to pillage his multi-million dollar fortune. Tyson never received a proper accounting of his money. No matter who you are, you must take control of your finances, sign your own checks and avoid transferring power of attorney to others. You must stay on top of your finances and regularly review your contracts, accounts, checks and spending (bills, credit cards, debit cards, checks issued and received ect).

When Tyson was a teenager,from a broken home, with a mother who was a prostitute turning their abode into a brothel, it profoundly affected him. As a teen he was adopted by boxing trainer Cus D'Amato, who became a father figure to him. D'Amato was a good influence on Tyson, who taught him discipline and dedication. However, after D'Amato died, Tyson fell in with people like Don King, who severely exploited, manipulated and controlled him for their own ends.

Mike Tyson and Don King

At that point in time, Tyson no longer had proper financial guidance or honest friends willing to tell him the truth about those around him and what they were truly up to in his life and it cost him plenty. It was alleged, Tyson, much like rapper Tupac, was set up for rape and sent to prison.

In Tupac's case, club-goers witnessed as a woman voluntarily performed oral sex on him in the night club. Though I do not agree with such public displays, as sex is something that should occur behind closed doors, not in front of everyone, for a woman to publicly do that and then cry rape and sexual assault is fraud.

Mike Tyson and adoptive father Cus D'Amato

In Tyson's case, a beauty contestant, Desiree Washington, went to his hotel room after midnight, then stated he raped her. I was never convinced Tyson raped Washington, who had previously made this accusation regarding another male. Who goes to a man's hotel room after midnight if it's not for sex. No one is that naive.

The next morning she went to the beauty contest smiling, laughing and dancing like she was on cloud nine, all filmed on camera as apart of the pageant. Rape victims generally don't behave in that manner, as they are usually too distraught. Rape is a cruel thing, so is lying that you were.


Mike Tyson and Cus D'Amato

Tyson's also developed issues with substance abuse and alcoholism, as a way to tune out his problems, but it made them worse. Tyson is now a recovering addict. People struggling with substance abuse must take it one day at a time and remember every day one is sober is a victory.

Mike Tyson

Tyson's struggles illustrates what the wrong people and negative environments can bring about in one's life. It could bring about anyone's demise. Always try to surround yourself with good, positive people, who bring you up, not down. People who would be your friend or love even if you weren't famous and or didn't give them a dime. People who will kindly tell you the truth, even when you don't want to hear it. Those are real people.

Real isn't having a big, flashy entourage of people who won't pay their own way. Real is having friends or a love you can call whether things are good or bad with you and they will try to help you with their love, time and efforts, without asking for anything in return. You should also be that type of friend to others.