Mike Tyson was convicted and sentenced to six years in prison for rape, but interestingly sex with a prison counselor earned him early release.
Tyson was convicted in 1992 for raping 18-year-old beauty pageant contestant, although he has always maintained his innocence.
He was shipped to Indiana Youth Centre to serve his six year prison sentence, but he spent fewer than three years before he was released in 1995.
The 54-year-old boxer opened up on why he spent fewer years in prison during an interview with VLAD TV.
Tyson explained that he was supposed to spend four years in prison and needed to pass the GED (General Educational Development) in order to get a reduce the term.
The legendary boxer also got a fourth year added to his term because of his bad behavior while locked up.
Tyson however improved his prospects of getting out of prison early when he started dating a prison counsellor.
“I got in trouble like the first six months and stuff, cursing, getting written up. And then by that time, I got the hang of the place. ‘Hey, I know how to do this.’ Next thing you know, I’m dating one of the counsel workers now, she’s letting me have sex with her now,” said Tyson during the interview.
The boxer, a high school dropout, said the prison counsellor helped her pass the GED test which was needed for him to leave prison early.
“So by passing the GED they took that year away. So I flunked the f**king GED … and got mad, and so I had to start dating this counselor and stuff, giving her money and doing really some nasty stuff to her, and she let me pass this test,” said Tyson.
Just as expected, Indiana Department of Correction took the year off Tyson’s sentence and he was able to go home in just three years.
Reflecting on the rape incident, Tyson said the case was serious as he could have easily been slapped with a 50 year prison sentence.
“I came in with 50-something years… They cut it all the way down to three years,” Tyson concluded. I was doing 69 at first—they gave me 63, no. Then they took 10 off, then it was 53. And then they gave me 10, I had to do three, I got seven on parole, I guess, yeah.”