Robin Givens on Jamie Foxx’s Mike Tyson Biopic: ‘Here We Go Again’

Robin GIvens at the 2019 Daytime Emmy Awards at Pasadena Convention Center on May 5, 2019 in Pasadena, CA — Photo by Jean_Nelson  

Robin Givens has no interest in seeing the upcoming Mike Tyson biopic starring Jamie Foxx. In fact, the actress says she felt sick when she first heard about it.

“I felt this drop in the pit of my stomach and was like, ‘Oh no, here we go again,’” Givens told People in an article published Thursday. “I felt like the world was crumbling again.”

The untitled project is currently in development, and is expected to depict Tyson’s marriage to wife Lakiha “Kiki” Spicer.

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Givens married the boxing champion in 1988, but they split after eight months amid domestic violence allegations.

The actress, now 55, told People that Tyson has continued to taunt her.

“I remember my ex-husband calling up and saying, ‘I’ve decided I’m not going to kill you. I’m going to make your life so miserable you’re going to slit your own throat die,’” she said.

She added that the boxing legend has defamed her on his podcast.

“The marriage was eight months of my life and yet he’s still saying slanderous things on his podcast,” she said.

Attorneys for Givens recently issued a cease and desist order demanding that Tyson stop talking about her on the podcast, and to warn the producers of the film “to refrain from portraying Ms Givens in a false, negative and defamatory light.”

Givens now works with domestic violence organizations, including the National Domestic Violence Hotline.

“My story was very public, but when I speak to women and I sit in shelters and I hold children, I realize that the details of our stories are the same,” she explained.

The actress remains busy. She most recently starred on the OWN drama Ambitions and on The CW drama series Riverdale.

“I’ve loved being Josie McCoy’s mom on Riverdale, which has just been wonderful. I’ve gotten to do the spinoff, Katy Keene and I got to direct my first Lifetime movie, A Murderer to Remember, which aired last month. And I’ll direct another one starting the end of this month for them.”