Desiree Washington is a former Miss Black America contestant. She was part of one of the highest profile celebrity trials in the United States in which she accused Mike Tyson of raping her on July 19, 1991. As of 2021, Desiree Washington's net worth is estimated to be approximately $50,000 .
|Rhode Island, Providence
|Former beauty pageant
Washington grew up in Rhode Island with his three brothers. Her parents were Donald and Mary Washington. She graduated from Coventry High School. She was an outgoing and friendly person who had a passion for modeling from an early age. She later entered Providence College, where her favorite subject was psychology. He later decided to become a lawyer or a politician.
Desiree Washington’s net worth and career
Her passion for modeling manifested when she won the Miss Black Rhode Island pageant in 1991. This led her to enter the Miss Black America pageant at the age of 18. During this time, she met Mike Tyson and they both appeared in a video of Tyson singing a rap song.
Tyson asked Washington for a date and gave him the phone number for his hotel room. According to Washington, Tyson was drunk when he arrived at her hotel room and asked to be intimate with her. However, after she refused, Tyson became aggressive and her resistance led Tyson to force her.
Washington first mentioned the incident to his roommate and then went to court. She was treated at a Methodist hospital within 24 hours and it was confirmed that she had been raped due to a small abrasion inside her vagina. This incident soon became public and all the media paid attention to this incident.
However, Tyson still denies raping Washington and says they did have sex, but that was only with his consent. Tyson was reportedly arrested and sentenced to 10 years in prison, but the sentence was reduced to four years. After all, Tyson will spend three years behind bars for this incident.
The incident had a major impact on Washington’s personal life, as his parents separated after the incident. Her siblings also got into trouble at school as the incident was reported to have been made fun of by family members. As a result, Desiree Washington did not appear in public after this incident and much of her personal life remained private.
Desiree Washington Net Worth
As of 2021, Desiree Washington has an estimated net worth of $50,000. After she finished the trial, rumors surfaced that Tyson would have to pay more than $200,000 for the case. However, it was not disclosed how much Tyson paid Desiree Washington in compensation for the lawsuit.