by Samuel Gonzalez | August 5, 2013 12:01 am
Twenty six years ago a black teenage girl named Twanna Brawley not only said she was raped but dog feces was smeared all over her naked body by a white man.
It was vicious race bating lie that destroyed the reputation of an innocent man named Steven Pagones.: Further, it catapulted the career of a little known preacher named Al Sharpton to eventually become CEO of the civil rights industrial complex.:
Sharpton’s career was built on the back of a dishonest teenager who finally has to pay a real price for her misdeeds.:
New York Post reports twenty-five years after accusing an innocent man of rape, Tawana Brawley is finally paying for her lies.
Last week, 10 checks totaling $3,764.61 were delivered to ex-prosecutor Steven Pagones – the first payments Brawley has made since a court determined in 1998 that she defamed him with her vicious hoax.
A Virginia court this year ordered the money garnisheed from six months of Brawley’s wages as a nurse there.
She still owes Pagones $431,000 in damages. And she remains defiantly unapologetic.
“It’s a long time coming,” said Pagones, 52, who to this day is more interested in extracting a confession from Brawley than cash.
“Every week, she’ll think of me,” he told The Post. “And every week, she can think about how she has a way out – she can simply tell the truth.”
Brawley’s advisers in the infamous race-baiting case – the Rev. Al Sharpton, and attorneys C. Vernon Mason and Alton Maddox – have already paid, or are paying, their defamation debt. But Brawley, 41, had eluded punishment.
She’s now forced to pay Pagones $627 each month, possibly for the rest of her life. Under Virginia law, she can appeal the wage garnishment every six months.
“Finally, she’s paying something,” said Pagones’ attorney, Gary Bolnick. “Symbolically, I think it’s very important – you can’t just do this stuff without consequences.”
It’s a shame that the black community has to endure the leadership of a charlatan like Sharpton who still owes millions in back taxes to the IRS.: They must be too busy harassing conservatives groups.: :
Cross posted at The Last Tradition
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