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Mike Tyson has spoken out following a backlash to his casting on Law & Order: Svu. The former boxer will make his television acting debut on the NBC crime drama, playing death row murderer Reggie Rhodes, but some fans of the show have petitioned against Tyson's casting, since the 46-year-old was himself convicted of rape in 1992. "I didn't rape nobody or do anything like that," Tyson told TV Guide. "I'm not trying to get rich and famous; I'm just trying to feed my family. Why should [the petitioners] care? "Since I'm clean and sober five years, I haven't broken any laws or did any crimes. I'm just trying to live my life." Tyson added that he felt "no emotional connection" (more) »


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