Tyson sued for $25 million over scrap

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Former boxing champion Mike Tyson is facing a $25 million (£16.6 million) lawsuit from the photographer he allegedly beat up at Los Angeles International Airport in 2009.

Tyson was involved in an altercation with snapper Antonio Echavarria as he landed in L.A. last November (09). Both men made citizen's arrests on each other and were later hauled off to a police station, where they were booked for identical misdemeanour battery charges. The charges were later dropped due to "insufficient evidence".

But the case is far from over - TMZ.com reports the snapper has filed a civil lawsuit, claiming Tyson hit him with a closed left fist, and broke his camera. Echavarria also claims he suffered a concussion and strain to his spinal cord.


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