Mike Tyson Accuses Hulu of Stealing His Life’s Story

Former heavyweight boxing champ Mike Tyson is accusing Hulu of stealing his life’s story and treating him like a “n****r…on the auction block.”

Tyson took to Twitter to slam the streaming service for its new show “Mike,” premiering on August 25. He claims it never reached out to him and created the show without his permission.

Tyson also said the company reached out to his longtime friend and UFC President, Dana White, who turned the company and their million-dollar offer down.

Producers for the show claim they couldn’t reach Tyson. Executive Producer Steven Rogers said:

“We actually couldn’t talk to him because his life rights were already taken, so that was never on the table. I would hope that if he watches it that he would change his opinion.”

But Tyson says that it’s an outright lie:

“Is a flat-out lie. My life rights option expired years ago. Hulu nor any of their supercilious team ever tried to engage in any negotiations with this Black man. In their eyes, I am still just a n—r on the auction block ready to be sold for their profit without any regard for my worth or my family.

“They say this story is an exploration of a Black man. It’s more like an exploitation of a Black man. Hulu thinks their tracks are covered by hiring Black sacrificial lambs to play the part as front men for their backdoor robbery is appalling. I will always remember this blatant disregard of my dignity.”

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