Mike Tyson Calls Host a 'Piece of Shit' For Mentioning Rape Conviction

Mike Tyson does not like to be reminded of the fact that he is a convicted rapist. A talk show in Canada found that out the hard way.

Tyson was on CP24 with news anchor Nathan Downer, discussing his recent meeting (and endorsement of) embattled crack-smoking Toronto Mayor Rob Ford. During that interview, things got tense when Downer brought up Tyson’s 1992 rape conviction. Via ABC:

Downer asked: “Some of your critics would say, ‘There’s a race for mayor. We know you’re a convicted rapist. This could hurt his campaign.’ How would respond to that?”
Tyson calls Downer negative before saying, “It’s so interesting, you come off like a nice guy,” then insulting the anchor with a string of profanity.
Downer then puts up his hands and says “Hey, come on. We’re doing live TV now.”
Tyson responds: “I don’t care. What are you going to do about it?”

Downer tried to carry on with the interview, but Tyson (who has clearly tackled all those anger management issues) couldn’t let it go. “It’s so interesting that you come across like a nice guy, but you’re really a piece of s**t … f**k you, that was a piece of s**t.”

Tyson was convicted in 1992 of rape in Indiana and served three years of a six year sentence.

After the on air incident, Downer tweeted that he was fine and bore no ill will towards Tyson for what happened:

Here is footage of the incident:

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