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Tawana Brawley served with court order to pay man she accused of rape in 1987
NY Post ^ | CHUCK BENNETT

Posted on 02/01/2013 11:23:08 AM PST by Morgana

Infamous hoaxster Tawana Brawley — whose outrageous rape lie 25 years ago inflamed racial tensions nationwide — yesterday was finally slapped with a court order to settle a hefty defamation case against her.

“For at least 25 years, she has been living a major lie,” said former Dutchess County prosecutor Steven Pagones, who was falsely accused of raping Brawley in 1987 and finally tracked her down, thanks to The Post.

“To me, this has always been about responsibility and accountability,’’ added the former ADA, who won the $190,000 defamation lawsuit against Brawley, 40, now a nurse in Virginia, more than a decade ago. EXPOSED: Tawana Brawley had been living in hiding in Virginia until The Post tracked her down. EXPOSED: Tawana Brawley had been living in hiding in Virginia until The Post tracked her down.

At 9 percent interest, that debt, which Brawley never attempted to pay off, now totals $431,492, according to the wage-garnishment papers filed in Virginia’s Surry County Court.

Brawley — whose unbelievable lies made the Rev. Al Sharpton a household name as he bombastically championed her cause — had changed her name and moved down South in the years since she was exposed.

Her fugitive-like antics long thwarted Pagones’ efforts to serve her with the court papers needed to get the financial damages due him.

But The Post finally found Brawley last month, effectively leading Pagones and his lawyer to her.

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: alsharpton; brawley; falsecrime; hoaxrape; sharpton; tawanabrawley
Well that only took 25 years.
1 posted on 02/01/2013 11:23:18 AM PST by Morgana
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To: Morgana

She deserves to lose everything she earns for the rest of her life, but as long as Al Sharpton is still above ground, it’s nowhere near justice for Mr. Pagones.


2 posted on 02/01/2013 11:28:50 AM PST by Tax-chick (If you can't say anything nice, have some more wine.)
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To: Morgana
I'm betting she will never, ever pay this.

She'll probably change her name again.

3 posted on 02/01/2013 11:29:55 AM PST by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Morgana

Rev. Al has the deep pockets here —make him pony up a settlement at least.


4 posted on 02/01/2013 11:39:26 AM PST by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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Rev. Al has the deep pockets here —make him pony up a settlement at least.

I was about to say the exact same thing.

Pagones should publicly go after Sharpton for this. Resurrect the whole scandal and tarnish Reverend Al till he's willing to pay up.

5 posted on 02/01/2013 11:43:21 AM PST by Longbow1969
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To: Longbow1969

I think he was already ordered to pay $60K in restitution. Don’t know if he did, though. They hit a few others involved as well.


6 posted on 02/01/2013 11:47:39 AM PST by liege
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To: liege

According to the article, Johnny Cochran paid the “tab”.


7 posted on 02/01/2013 11:49:59 AM PST by liege
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To: Morgana

8 posted on 02/01/2013 11:51:39 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Morgana

She and the major criminal who supported her should be in jail. Instead, she got away with destroying lives and the big guy got invited to the democrat convention.


9 posted on 02/01/2013 11:54:13 AM PST by I want the USA back
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To: tflabo

REV. Al may have to pony up the funds. What if TB decides to talk about the entire hoax. This girl did not start it. There was more behind it and Rev. Al knows he will be caught. Pay up or TB may be Vince Fostered?


10 posted on 02/01/2013 12:16:05 PM PST by DrDude (Governor of the 57th State)
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To: Tax-chick

Whatever happened to Alton Maddox and C. Vernon Mason?


11 posted on 02/01/2013 12:42:37 PM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: liege

Sharpton didn’t pay anything. some of his backers (suckers) paid it for him.


12 posted on 02/01/2013 1:41:18 PM PST by Venturer
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What if TB decides to talk about the entire hoax?

Nothing. - Except on Fox, that is. You can't report things that do not fit the template no matter how true they are.

If you do, YOU'RE RACIST!!!!!

13 posted on 02/01/2013 2:00:14 PM PST by Only1choice____Freedom (As long as America's tolerence of failure is not overwhelmed by a desire to succeed, we will fail.)
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