Robin Givens on Mike Tyson, Abuse
Actress: 'There’s never any reason for a man to hit you'
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Oct 12, 2009 10:33 AM CDT
Robin Givens attends the premiere of the DreamWorks film 'Head of State' on March 26, 2003 in Westwood, California.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – As Mike Tyson prepares for his Oprah appearance today, ex-wife Robin Givens recalls her abuse at his hands—and gives advice to anyone who is in a similar situation. “Zero tolerance,” she tells OK! “I don’t care if you read his BlackBerry, I don’t care if you yell too loud, I don’t care if you have a big mouth. There’s never any reason for a man to hit you.”

As for Tyson’s Oprah interview, “I think it’s great,” she says. “I stand here before you hoping that he owns up to what he did.” Women enduring abuse must realize “your life is in danger,” she says—but, when thinking about people like Rihanna, Givens admits she does “understand how you can go back. I do understand. The first time I was hit, I wasn’t married, and I went back.”

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Guest
Oct 16, 2009 9:01 PM CDT
As toxic as the bite of the Momba is the voice of The Banshee. Medusa and Dane Gothel are outmatched by this being. What chance has a mere mortal man. Men...Female Rage can kill you and make it look like it was your fault. Be afraid. Be very afraid.
Guest
Oct 16, 2009 8:25 PM CDT
The Banshee admits to irritating the Tiger. Now she wants to be a spokes person for domestic abuse. The women of today do not need her help.. There is not a no matter what clause Under The Equal Rights Amendment. From her own lips she admits to emotionally abusing Mike Tyson. Words can kill self esteem. Men if you ever find yourself in the presence of The Banshee, flee for your life. There are minions of angry young males who have been emotionally abused by their mothers. It gets imprinted in their spirit that this is what a wife is supposed to look like. Mike made a mistake. He married Robin Givens.
Guest
Oct 13, 2009 1:30 AM CDT
because a giant man beat the hell out of her all the time. idiot