The 39th NAACP Image Awards.Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA (Feb. 14, 2008)

*A representative for Mike Tyson’s ex-wife Robin Givens is brushing off allegations the actress neglected to pay a lawyer on her former divorce team.


The late Marvin Mitchelson allegedly drew up divorce papers for Givens’ legal battle with the retired boxer in 1988. Now, 24 years later, the lawyer’s widow, Marcella, has accused the 47-year-old of failing to pay him for his work.

“Marvin worked really hard on getting those papers filed overnight for Givens and was very upset she fired him and never paid him the $15,000,” she tells the New York Daily News. “(I) could certainly use the money.”

However, Givens’ publicist, James Grant, has dismissed the claims, saying, “She had one meeting with Mitchelson and signed immediately with Raoul Felder, who represented her throughout the entire case. It was just a brief meeting. She doesn’t owe him any money.”

Mitchelson, who represented dozens of celebrities throughout his career, including Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone, lost his battle with cancer in 2004.

Tyson and Givens married in February, 1988, but split several months later.