Led by notorious race-baiters Al Sharpton, C. Vernon Mason and Alton Maddox, Tawana Brawley, a young and loose, black teenager being raised by a single parent in the suburbs of New York City, made national headlines when she was a found in a garbage bag covered with feces and accused at least three white men of abducting and sexually assaulting her. One of the three men Brawley accused of raping her was Steven Pagones, at the time a married assistant district attorney.
Of course, like files to honey, the liberal media and celebrities like Bill Cosby jumped all over Brawley and Shapton's story with the NYTimes (which doesn't give a damn about everyday, black-on-black crime) at the forefront--all the while spoon-feeding and stoking tension in an urban community that white liberals desperately need for votes.
Later, a subsequent investigation would find Brawley's story to be a fabrication, a tale concocted to cover up her late-night escapades and fear of beatings from her stepfather, a man who had fatally shot his ex-wife. And while Brawley would get her life together and later become a nurse (Sharpton would move on to more scandals and now hosts his own show on the far-Left news channel MSNBC), after he was falsely accused of rape, Pagones' life would never be the same as he lost both his wife and his job.
However, in 1998, Pagones did win a defamation suit against Brawley (who still has never publicly admitted to her lie), which has grown to $431,492 with interest due to Brawley's lack of payments. That is, until this year when a Virginia court ordered Brawley's employer, The Laurels of Bon Air nursing home in Richmond, to garnish her wages:
A black woman who set off a racial firestorm after claiming she was raped by a gang of white law enforcement officials in 1987 has begun making defamation payments to a man she falsely accused.RELATED: Pay-up time for Brawley: '87 rape-hoaxer finally shells out for slander
Tawana Brawley was 15 when she reported being raped in New York. A grand jury concluded Brawley's story was a hoax.
The New York Post reports (http://bit.ly/14USZiy) Brawley has paid just over $3,700 to former county prosecutor Steven Pagones. Pagones won a claim against her and her advisers, including the Rev. Al Sharpton, after he was named as an attacker.
Brawley was initially ordered to pay $190,000 but now owes more than $400,000 with interest.
She now lives in Virginia and works as a nurse. Her parents have insisted Brawley's claim of being raped was true.