Sugar Ray Leonard speaks about sexual assault, addiction and redemption

By Megan Carpentier
Saturday, June 11, 2011 15:15 EDT
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Boxer Sugar Ray Leonard, in promoting his new book The Big Fight, spoke on MSNBC today about his 5 years of sobriety, his need to talk about his sexual assault to heal from it and his descent into addiction after his injuries sidelined him.

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Megan Carpentier
Megan Carpentier is the executive editor of Raw Story. She previously served as an associate editor at Talking Points Memo; the editor of news and politics at Air America; an editor at Jezebel.com; and an associate editor at Wonkette. Her published works include pieces for the Washington Post, the Washington Independent, Ms Magazine, RH Reality Check, the Women's Media Center, On the Issues, the New York Press, Bitch and Women's eNews.
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