Mike Tyson Breaks His Silence On Plane Attack That Saw Him Repeatedly Punch Fellow Passenger In The Face
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Mike Tyson has broken his silence on the sky-high altercation that saw him punch a fellow plane passenger in the face.
Tyson, 55, hit the headlines last month after footage emerged of him attacking a man on a flight from San Francisco to Florida.
In the video, a passenger sitting behind Tyson on the flight repeatedly attempts to speak to the former heavyweight world champion.
Tyson asks the man to "chill" and becomes irritated when he fails to do so, eventually losing his temper and hitting the passenger multiple times in the head.
In a statement to TMZ, Tyson's representatives said he was being "harassed" by the man and had a bottle of water thrown at him.
The San Mateo County District Attorney opted not to file any criminal charges against Tyson after video footage proved he had been provoked by the other passenger.
Speaking on a recent episode of his podcast, Tyson said: "Yes, they said they ain't gonna pick up charges.
"He was f*****g with me. I took pictures with this n****.
"I shouldn't even be taking public planes."
Tyson also revealed that his wife Lakiha Spicer, who he has two children with, does not want him to take commercial flights.
"My wife gets mad when I take public planes," he added.
"What am I going to do on a f*****g plane with my friends and [a bodyguard] he's supposed to watch me?
"A bodyguard and a f*****g yes man. What am I gonna do on a plane?"
Back in December 2020, Tyson warned people that they were getting “too comfortable” with disrespecting others without being willing to face the consequences.
In a now deleted Facebook post, Tyson said: "Social media made y'all way too comfortable with disrespecting people and not getting punched in the face for it."