Tawana Brawley Served With Court Order to Pay Man She Accused of Rape 25 Years Ago

The Tawana Brawley rape case was all a hoax. However, the lie did propel Rev. Al Sharpton’s career. He is now a television host with MSNBC.

Tawana Brawley, the woman who falsely accused six white men, including police officers, of having raped her, was served with a court order to settle a hefty defamation suit against her.
The New York Post reported:

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.

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.

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  • Libtards Lie

    Good, I hope they make her life a living hell, just like she did to them.

    How pathetic though that Al Sharpton was able to profit from this, much like he did the bogus Duke scandal.

    Don’t forget that he also caused the riot in Crooklyn that led to the firebombing and death of people there.

    Al Sharpton is a piece of human waste.

  • Granny

    Good for Steven Pagones. I hope he takes every last dime she has, the car she drives and the house she lives in. You don’t destroy somebody’s life like that and just walk away.

  • Fuquay Steve

    Sharpton is strangely silent. Note the alliteration!

  • Stella Baskomb

    “Brawley — whose unbelievable lies made the Rev. Al Sharpton a household name as he bombastically championed her cause ”

    Brawley deserves to have her income attached.

    And so does Al Sharpton who a NY court also held liable for damages to NY State police officer Steven Pagones.

    Why is Sharpton let off the hook? Why is his income not attached?

    Once again, the law falls on the little people and skips by the powerful.

  • journeyman

    Maybe Ms. Brawley should seek assistance from Rev. Al to pay her bill. Rev Al was not available for comment.

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  • Nelle

    It’s very hard for decent people to believe that someone would deliberately falsely accuse innocent people of horrible crimes, but consider the case(s) of Al Sharpton. By the time the Duke scandal came around, he had long known that the Brawley accusations were completely false. But he jumped right in. Everyone now knows that the Duke case was a fraud, but what does he do when George Zimmerman is accused of murdering Trayvon Obama? Jumps right in, demanding an arrest, organizing a march and threatening to escalate, even though someone has died as a result of his protest organizing before.
    Apparently Sharpton suffers from profound stupidity, complicated by an absolute inability to learn from experience. Or else it’s something really bad.

  • bg



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  • H. Beale

    Racist comment removed.

    Gateway Pundit Administrator

  • Highlander

    H. Beale .. take it somewhere else. We have no use for mobys here ….

  • bg
  • SeaBass

    Al will send a check to help out soon as he gets the IRS caught up

  • bg


    attn: GP– Name* Email* & Website info are all jumbled up..

    your ‘Leave a Reply’ section automatically registered me as someone
    named Stephana today, as someone else the other day, and have also
    been informed that someone else automatically registered as bg, with
    my address, the other day as well..


  • # 6………Leftist’s media only reports crimes committed by white crackers, we where in need of some equal justice here…….

  • Highlander

    It never ceases to amaze me how eager these trolls are to throw that race card out there. This was an OUTRAGEOUS crime, and well worthy of national news attention, but for some reason, the mere mention of it prompts accusations of racism. Do they really want stories like this to be buried just because the woman happens to be black? Doesn’t that make THEM the racists? I suppose so, and it’s quite pathetic really … they would rather see this sort of thing covered up than face the reality of what is happening in the world today …

  • Matty

    Sadly, this will never be more than second page news…

  • bg
  • bg


    The Tawana Brawley Hoax

    [The Aftermath

    The Brawley case resurfaced a decade later when Steven Pagones filed
    a defamation suit against Maddox, Mason and Sharpton; he had already
    won a default judgment against Tawana in 1991. By 1997, Tawana had
    moved to Washington and changed her name to Maryam Muhammad.
    She returned to New York to speak before a rally at Brooklyn’s Bethany
    Baptist Church in support of her advisers, insisting that she had told the
    truth about the abduction. The court found otherwise. Her advisers were
    ordered to pay Pagones $345,000 while Tawana had to pay $185,000.
    “Tawana Brawley appears caught up in her own fiction,” said New York
    State Supreme Court Justice S. Barrett Hickman. Unfortunately, the rest
    of the country had to be caught up in it, too.]

    scroll for a bit more..


  • not rainmom

    just testing to see if i’m able to post with a fake email address, because as long as the posting glitch persists, the person posting after me is sometimes able to see my email address, and i’m not comfortable with that.


  • not rainmom

    wow, this time it says i’m “patrick in michigan,” who has not even posted on this
    it also conveniently gives his email and website.
    gp, you may want to disable commentary until this is fixed?


  • having the same problem here, post shows someone else’s name and email…….

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    The least Al Sharpton could do is fork out some of his money. After all, I seem to remember that he stirred up the pot pretty good during that episode.

  • Mad Hatter

    The lying tramp continues to be exposed, along with her side kick Al “diamond merchants” Sharpton.

  • don

    sharpton was ordered to pay $66k. apparently johnny cochran covered it as the rev was not close to famous at the time and had no money

  • aprilnovember811

    It’s about time.

  • She will never be able to pay. Why not go straight after Al Sharpton and shake him down?

  • MT Geoff

    The Brawley case is about racism: the racism of people like Sharpton and Brawley herself and the enabling racism of some members of the media.
    Sharpton himself is all about racism: either he really is a racist, or he uses racism as a cover to enrich himself and aggrandize himself, or some of each. Any of those explanations are wretched.

  • paul52

    Nice old pic of Rev. Al. He said at the time, “Ingest we much…”. Al oughta go 50-50 on the settlement. Hello, AL… Any comment????

  • Yes indeed! These community activist weasels only crawl out of their holes to ‘help’ the alleged victims if the family compensates them for their benevolent representation and support. If the family can’t come up with some daniero, well there’s always another sucker right around the next corner. Al was evidently just a junior weasel at the time of this bogus accusation, but it certainly propelled him onto the national stage. There’s a clown down in Houston, TX who regularly materializes whenever some unfortunate black soul is victimized by evil white devils, but you better have some payoff ready!

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  • SeniorD

    Hopefully “Rev” Al (who has NEVER been ordained) should also have received the same order.

  • Neal Scroggs

    Nelle wrote:Apparently Sharpton suffers from profound stupidity, complicated by an absolute inability to learn from experience. Or else it’s something really bad.

    Sharpton is profoundly ignorant, but that’s not his problem. He is also possessed of a low animal cunning and a total disregard for truth, justice and basic decency, together these traits make him an especially effective con artist.

  • anti-bho

    Al is as guilty as brawley and should be next on this guys court docket.

  • Lim Lynn

    21, 22
    Don’t need to test by using hacking and hijacking vulnerable wordpress comment section. Sigh.

  • flyover

    Why isn’t the rev being held financially responsible in this matter? He’s the one that should be sued.

  • Patty

    Sharpton is evil, and what goes around comes around. Brawley is another low life. How people like this can ruin lives with lies and hate, I wonder how they can sleep at night.

  • serfer62

    You Honkies wouldn’t understand…its a Black Thing


    Redistribution by other means

  • bg


    serfer62 #39 January 31, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    grow up..


  • bg


    serfer62 #39 January 31, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    btw, SHE has to pay HIM..

    Tawana Brawley Served With Court Order to
    Pay Man She Accused of Rape 25 Years Ago


  • west1890

    Maybe people should starting looking into “Rev” Sharpton’s credentials for the title “Reverend”……. pretty easy.. do a google search.. what I found said he was ‘declared’ a reverend by his church paster when he was four, yes, four years old based on his incredible ability to parrot the pastor’s sermons. How about that? Y’all impressed? He’s about as genuine as Obozo………………..

  • Neal

    Sharpton was ordered by the court to pay civil penalties decades ago, but has refused. Exactly how does he get away with this?

  • aberdeenvet

    Brawley should pay part of the judgement and Al Sharpton, the Judas Reverend, should pay most or all of it. He cost the citizens of New York much more than this judgement or he is worth.

  • aberdeenvet

    Brawley should pay part of the judgement, but Al Sharpton, the Judas Reverend, should pay most, or all of it. He cost the citizens of New York much more than this judgement or he is worth.

  • Maybe Big Al would like to kick-in, now that he made the big time

    It all started with a BIG lie, how appropriate

  • garnet

    al sharpton, what a wonderful guy. he stood up for tawana as she lied her head off and really gave hell to pagones. has he ever apologized?

  • Oliver

    they let this crazy ass become a nurse?