Robin Givens felt sick to her abdomen after studying Jamie Foxx was to play her ex-husband, Mike Tyson, in a brand new biopic.
The actress ended her eight-month marriage to the previous skilled boxer in 1988, citing spousal abuse because the trigger of their extremely contentious and public divorce, and he or she now admits she was afraid to relive her violent previous onscreen when she initially heard concerning the movie over the summer time (Jun20).
“I felt this drop in the pit of my abdomen and was like, ‘Oh no, right here we go once more,’ ” Robin tells People. “I felt just like the world was crumbling once more.”
The 55-year-old mother-of-two insists the phobia did not finish after the divorce as Tyson focused her in the media by bad-mouthing her in his “Undisputed Truth” memoir and accompanying podcast of the identical identify in 2012 when he falsely accused her of sleeping with Brad Pitt throughout their marriage.
“I bear in mind my ex-husband calling up and saying, ‘I’ve determined I’m not going to kill you. I’m going to make your life so depressing you are going to slit your personal throat and die,’ ” she recollects. “The marriage was eight months of my life and but he is nonetheless saying slanderous issues on his podcast. He’s not bodily hitting me anymore, nevertheless it hurts virtually as a lot.”
Robin’s lawyer ship out a stop and desist letter in September (20) in an effort to ensure her would not seem in the upcoming “Tyson” movie, prompting the filmmakers to guarantee her she would not characteristic in the biopic, and he or she now feels empowered that her bid to take away herself from the film was profitable.
“I’m greater than relieved,” says Givens. “I felt like I may arise now versus earlier than.”
“Before I could not arise, and perhaps it is as a result of the world has modified. I imply, we’re residing in a distinct world now; 2020 is a distinct time, I believe, for girls. Now I’m simply attempting to actually give a voice to girls that do not have a voice.”
Robin additionally spends time volunteering in girls’s shelters and on the National Domestic Violence Hotline, speaking to victims and serving to different home violence survivors heal.
“My story was very public, however once I communicate to girls and I sit in shelters and I maintain youngsters, I realise that the small print of our tales are the identical,” she shares. “My story is your story. Your story is my story.”