Mike Tyson claims TV drama stole his life story
LOS ANGELES: Former world heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson has accused a television drama series of stealing his life story.
The drama series titled Mike will be shown in prime time on the Hulu streaming service in the United States (US) on August 25.
It is a drama that re-enacts the controversial moments of his life from childhood to his rape conviction in 1992.
“Hulu is streaming’s version of ‘master slave’. They steal my stories and don’t pay me,” Tyson wrote on his Instagram account recently.
He added: “I don’t support their story of my life. This isn’t 1822. This is 2022. They stole my life story and didn’t pay me.
“To Hulu executives, I was just someone they could sell on the auction block,” he wrote.
The majority of Hulu shares are owned by Disney and it can only be viewed in the US.
The drama depicts Tyson being bullied as a child and often thrown into prison as a teenager after joining a Brooklyn street gang and his early days in boxing.
Creator and screenwriter Steven Rogers recently said that he did research and got all the different opinions and didn’t rely on just one source to write the story.
source – Sinar Harian