(I remember, I lived in New York while the Steven Pagones lawsuit was taking place. Everyday Sharpton would walk into the courtroom and sit there until the judge came in and gaveled the court into session and everyday when he did, Sharpton would jump up and call the judge and everybody else a racist. He did that in order to attempt to get a mistrial. It didn’t work.It was discovered through witness testimony that Twanna’s mother had told Sharpton early on that the whole thing was a lie, but Sharpton didn’t care, he had his crusade to run and he was getting national attention. The fact that he works at MSNBC is disgusting. The fact that he is so involved in the Trayvon case is quite telling. He did everything he could to ruin a man’s life for money and fame and all in the name of racial injustice. Once it all came out, Sharpton set back the racial justice movement by about 30 years or so. He is doing the same thing now. It wasn’t Twanna’s fault, she was just a kid. It was the fault of the vultures who convinced her to keep lying and keep making it a national story for their own benefit. It’s like Oprah Winfrey telling a mainstream interviewer that the Trayvon case is just like the Emmitt Till case. These vultures will do or say anything and they don’t give a shit what it does in the end to the real civil rights struggle just so long as they please their masters like billionaire Bloomberg and or the Obama administration. That comparison is sickening and it is a slap in the face to the memory of Emmitt Till and his family)
from Huffington Post
The nation was stunned in 1987 by an African-American teenager’s accusation that she had been brutally gang raped by a group of white men, including a local prosecutor and a local police officer. Those accusations turned out to be an elaborate hoax — and decades later, one of the men wrongfully accused in the fabricated horrific crime is finally receiving reparations payments.
Eleven years after Tawana Brawley’s sensational story was disproved, former prosecutor Steven Pagones successfully sued Brawley, her attorneys and Rev. Al Sharpton — who had gotten involved with the case — for slander, according to the Poughkeepsie Journal. Although the others paid up, for years Brawley refused to pay the $185,000 in damages, worth closer to $400,000 with interest.
Brawley now works in Richmond, Va. as a nurse at the The Laurels of Bon Air nursing home, under a different name, Tawana V. Gutierrez, according to the Journal. A court has ordered Brawley’s employer to garnish her wages in order to begin paying Pagones.
So far, Pagones has received around $3,700, the Journal reports.
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