The creators of Hulu's Mike had no intention of portraying Mike Tyson as a hero or a villain.
After about a year of dating, Givens married Tyson in February 1988.
As their marriage deteriorated, she publicly accused the boxing champion of emotional and physical abuse.
Tyson later admitted to punching Givens, but at the time he denied her claims of domestic violence and spousal abuse.
Givens filed for divorce in October 1988, a month after the ABC interview aired, citing spousal abuse as the reason for ending their eight-month marriage.
Givens has been acting professionally since the 1980s, and she has recently added producing and directing credits to her resume.
She also made her directorial debut on Lifetime with A Murder to Remember, and went on to direct episodes of Riverdale and Dynasty, among other shows.