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Tyson Says He Didn’t Hit Lot Attendant

Heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson told an assistant city attorney in a private meeting Friday that he did not strike a Hollywood parking lot attendant last month.

But in a separate meeting with the prosecutor, the alleged victim, Michael Devine, insisted that Tyson slapped him three times in the stomach.

Assistant City. Atty. Tim Hogan said he will now review notes of his meetings with both men before deciding Monday whether to file misdemeanor charges against Tyson.

Devine filed a complaint with police claiming that Tyson assaulted him April 10 during a dispute over a parking space in Hollywood.

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But “Tyson denied hitting him at all,” Hogan said.

Tyson was charged two years ago with assault and battery after allegedly punching a Greek Theater parking lot supervisor who tried to prevent the fighter from forcing a kiss on an 18-year-old female parking lot attendant.

The charges were dismissed after an out-of-court settlement in which Tyson paid the two victims more than $100,000.


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