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Brian Banks FALSE Rape Accuser Ordered To Pay $2.6M
Newsone ^ | Jun 17, 2013

Posted on 06/18/2013 4:02:40 PM PDT by nickcarraway

The woman whose false rape accusation sent a high school football star to prison has been ordered to pay a $2.6 million judgement in connection to the case, NBC 4 Los Angeles reports.

Wanetta Gibson (pictured) was ordered by a Los Angeles Superior Court judge on Friday to pay a $1.5 million, plus an additional $1.1 million in fees. Gibson was an acquaintance of Brian Banks at Long Beach Polytechnic High School when she accused him of raping her in a school stairwell. Gibson then sued the Long Beach Unified School District, claiming the school was not safe; she won a $750,000 settlement.

Gibson’s false accusation sent Banks to prison for five years, stripping him of his football scholarship to the University of Southern California. After Banks was released from prison, Gibson sent him a Facebook message saying “Let’s let bygones be bygones.” Thinking the message was odd, Banks worked with a private investigator to set up a meeting with Gibson. It was during their meeting where she admitted, on hidden camera, that she lied about the rape.

With the help of California’s Innocence Project, a judge overturned Banks’ conviction on May 24, 2012.

Since then, Banks had been on a mission to play in the NFL. He tried out for a number of teams, but did not make the cut. However, NFL coaches told him to keep trying. He eventually spent some time with the Las Vegas Locos of the United Football League, until the Atlanta Falcons signed him this spring.


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1 posted on 06/18/2013 4:02:40 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Can she get it discharged in bankruptcy? She doesn’t seem like she can afford to pay it.


2 posted on 06/18/2013 4:07:04 PM PDT by Maceman (Just say "NO" to tyranny.)
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To: nickcarraway

If he got five years she should get a minimum of ten years in prison.


3 posted on 06/18/2013 4:07:40 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (President Obama; The Slumlord of the Rentseekers)
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To: nickcarraway

The statistic I have read is that about 40 to 50 percent of rape claims are false.


4 posted on 06/18/2013 4:08:15 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: nickcarraway

Yeah Right, and I’m sure she will pay up right after Tawana Brawley pays up the money she owes!


5 posted on 06/18/2013 4:11:43 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: nickcarraway

“Let’s let bygones be bygones.”

That’s nerve!


6 posted on 06/18/2013 4:13:14 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: nickcarraway

You know what ticks me off as much as anything? Her sending him a message saying, “Let’s let bygones be bygones”!!! The chutzpa of that! “I screwed you over, ruined your future, put you in jail for 5 years so I could win a multi-million dollar law suit. But let’s just forget about all that.”

Talk about a self-centered individual.


7 posted on 06/18/2013 4:13:30 PM PDT by GilesB
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To: nickcarraway

Anyone who knowingly makes a false accusation against someone else of a felony should have to serve TWICE the term the falsely accused actually served. Or 5 years. Whichever is longer. Also, if the falsely accused suffered additional sanctions, such as being put on a sex offender list, the false accuser should also suffer that sanction.

Exception as an incentive to come clean: If the false accuser fesses up in the absence of new exonerating evidence, they just serve as long as the falsely accused served. (This exception would not apply here — new DNA evidence helped clear Banks.)

Either case: NO EARLY RELEASE. Hard Time. PERIOD.

Finally, in death penalty cases where the sentence has been carried out, the penalty should be death.


8 posted on 06/18/2013 4:14:51 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: piytar

Ooops, wrong case — not DNA evidence, but a secretly recorded confession by the witch. Still, that wouldn’t count.


9 posted on 06/18/2013 4:16:19 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

Agreed. She ruined his life and stole 5 years from him. She should be punished in kind...times 2.


10 posted on 06/18/2013 4:17:17 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Tactical Awareness. Use your brain. Then bring the pain.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Where have you read that? That seems high.


11 posted on 06/18/2013 4:18:45 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Hell is a innocent man in prison.


12 posted on 06/18/2013 4:22:12 PM PDT by Theoria
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To: nickcarraway

Don’t remember where I read that but the study seemed legit. Might require more research.


13 posted on 06/18/2013 4:22:41 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: nickcarraway

This woman is evil. In addition to the obvious crime of ruining that man’s life, the witch has harmed innumerable women who really were rape victims. Does she not understand that even one provably false rape charge makes it even harder to get a conviction in a crime that is all too often he-says/she-says? Selfish, immoral people disgust me, and I hope she never lives this down and never meets anyone stupid enough to trust her for even one date.

And if she meets a real rapist who recognizes that her word is worthless? That would be a shame, and I hope it doesn’t happen. Still, I would find it hard to feel as bad for her as I do for her many victims.


14 posted on 06/18/2013 4:28:58 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

according to a stat, 75 to 95 percent of rapes go unreported... so between that and the false claims, i wonder what the true numbers would be...


15 posted on 06/18/2013 4:30:10 PM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: latina4dubya

Excellent question.


16 posted on 06/18/2013 4:30:52 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

I am a big fan of that and would include police, prosecutors, lab techs, MEs, etc. that withhold or tamper with evidence. You get the sentence you gave.


17 posted on 06/18/2013 4:37:47 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: nickcarraway

The liar got money from the school too!

This woman is evil.


18 posted on 06/18/2013 4:47:50 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: Jack Hydrazine
The statistic I have read is that about 40 to 50 percent of rape claims are false.

Back in my paralegal days we were hired on a rape case where the guy got 30 years. To this day I believe he is innocent. They had dated a few times. She was more interested in him than he was in her so he kind of moved on. They ran into each other one night in a bar, she invited him over. He gets to her house (he had been there many times) the front door is opened and the glass door is unlocked because she is expecting him. He enters, finds her in bed. They have sex. He will spend the next 30 years in prison. Revenge must be sweet after being dated and dumped.

And what we knew and the jury didn't because it was inadmissible, she had done this to another guy a few years earlier. He made some deal and didn't go to prison. That would have been the one piece of information that would have exonerated a very bright, handsome young man.

19 posted on 06/18/2013 4:50:26 PM PDT by PistolPaknMama
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To: PistolPaknMama

How could she live with herself after that?


20 posted on 06/18/2013 4:51:30 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: latina4dubya; Jack Hydrazine

Maybe it means that we don’t have good numbers. It seems hard to believe that 40% to 50% of claims are false and 75 to 95% are not reported. Where did they get that number?


21 posted on 06/18/2013 4:53:53 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Maceman

The good news is you generally can’t discharge a judgement in bankruptcy. The bad news is the courts may as well have ordered her to birth a unicorn; enforcing the judgement will not be easy and even if she makes a des payments, if she backslides, he has to start over in court. He’ll likely never see a third of it.


22 posted on 06/18/2013 5:14:34 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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23 posted on 06/18/2013 5:17:47 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Remember... the first revolutionary was Satan."--Russian Orthodox Archpriest Dmitry Smirnov)
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To: nickcarraway
How could she live with herself after that?

I have no idea. Some people have no souls so living is easy. That's all I can figure. This is the one case that has haunted me since the 1990's, where I knew our guy was innocent without a doubt and his accuser was bar trash.

24 posted on 06/18/2013 5:20:02 PM PDT by PistolPaknMama
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To: nickcarraway

Well, that ought to discourage anyone else from ever fessing up to lying.


25 posted on 06/18/2013 5:58:47 PM PDT by KrisKrinkle (Blessed be those who know the depth and breadth of their ignorance. Cursed be those who don't.)
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To: muir_redwoods

Shouldn’t she be prosecuted for perjury, etc. Plus, shouldn’t the school seek recovery for the money she won?


26 posted on 06/18/2013 6:20:02 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: PistolPaknMama

I feel guilty if I accidentally take the pen from the bank. I can’t imagine what it would be like to know someone was in prison for my lie.


27 posted on 06/18/2013 6:21:45 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

XIII Amendment:
Section 1. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.

Section 2. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

Sentence her to be his slave for five years.


28 posted on 06/18/2013 6:26:16 PM PDT by rfreedom4u (I have a copy of the Constitution! And I'm not afraid to use it!)
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To: Albion Wilde

I wonder what her arm tats say? “Pathological” and “Liar”?


29 posted on 06/18/2013 6:57:27 PM PDT by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: nickcarraway

This malicious and ignorant b*tch could turn tricks on the corner of Main Street and Elm, and she’d never make that kind of money in an entire lifetime.

She should be hanged instead.


30 posted on 06/18/2013 7:10:31 PM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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