Back in November, Tyson got into an altercation with photographer Tony Echeverria at LAX. Tyson claims that Mr. Echeverria was harassing him while he was with his daughter, so he punched him.
After the police investigated,no charges were filed and it appeared Tyson was well within his rights to knock Mr. Echeverria out.
But since this is America and home of the frivilous lawsuit, Mr. Echeverria is suing Tyson for 25 million dollars. Here are the details:
Tyson was arrested after a run-in with a photog at LAX. Tyson was initially booked for misdemeanor battery, but the L.A. City Attorney officially rejected the case, citing “insufficient evidence.”
According to the civil lawsuit, the photographer — Antonio Echavarria — claims Tyson attacked him, hit him with a closed left fist, and broke his camera. Echavarria also claims he suffered a concussion and strain to his spinal cord.
He’s asking for $25 million in damages.
Dr. Evil is pleased by the amount Mr. Echeverria is asking for. Just like most lawsuits, Tyson will pay a much lower settlement and that will be the end of that.
The lesson to be learned here— don’t get too close to Mike Tyson in the airport.