May 10, 2000 11:57pm
Stripper Allegedly Knocked Across Room by Mike Tyson
(LAS VEGAS, NV) -- Boxing bad boy Mike Tyson is being investigated for allegedly hitting a stripper in a Las Vegas club and calling her a whore and a bitch, Las Vegas police said Thursday.
Dancer Victoria Bianco told police the incident occurred on Tuesday in a strip club called Cheetah's, where she works, and that the former world heavyweight boxing champion pushed her so hard that she flew across the room and landed on the floor.
The 24-year-old stripper claimed Tyson then called her ``a skanky whore and a bitch.'' Spokesmen for Tyson and the strip club were not immediately available for comment.
According to the police report, the incident occurred as Bianco was about to sit on a couch occupied by Tyson and a club manager named only as Lonny. ``She stated Mike Tyson reached out with an open hand and punched/shoved her in the chest area causing her to literally fly across the room,'' the report said.
Bianco complained that she was bruised from the assault and also alleged that another club manager said to her, ``Nothing happened to you, right?''
A police spokeswoman said the incident is being treated as a case of misdemeanor battery, but no charges had yet been filed against Tyson. She did not know if Tyson had been questioned by police.
Tyson, 34, the self-proclaimed ``baddest man on the planet,'' became the youngest heavyweight champion ever in 1986 when he won the title at the age of 21. But his title was stripped from him in 1992 when he was convicted of the 1991 rape of an 18-year-old beauty pageant contestant and spent three years in jail.
He was given another prison sentence in February, 1999, after pleading no contest to assaulting two motorists after a minor traffic accident.