Sunday, December 23, 2012

Fraudster Tawana Brawley living in hiding in Virginia while tax cheat Al Sharpton hosts MSNBC 25 years after historic gang rape hoax

Al Sharpton is just as much a charlatan today as he was 25 years ago when he rode a gang rape hoax into warm hearts of Democrat politics.  The shyster preacher is politically protected despite him owing millions of dollars in back taxes.   

Twenty-five years after Tawana Brawley's claims of being raped by a gang of white men polarized New York City, the woman has been tracked down living in hiding in Virginia.

On November 28, 1987, the then-15-year-old was found in a trash bag, dazed, smeared with feces with the word n****r scrawled on her body. 
She told police she had been abducted by two white men and driven to the woods where they and four others ravaged her for four days - one of which had a badge.
The case was catapulted onto the national stage by attorneys Alton H. Maddox and C. Vernon Mason, and the then-little-known Rev. Al Sharpton, who claimed she was raped 33 times.

Celebrities weighed in, with Bill Cosby posting a $25,000 reward for information on the case, Don King promised $100,000 for Brawley’s education and boxer Mike Tyson gave her a $30,000 watch to ease her pain. 

Fishkill Police Officer Harry Crist Jr. was implicated after being found dead in his apartment a week after Brawley was discovered, and Dutchess County prosecutor Steven Pagones was also accused when he stepped in with an alibi for the 28-year-old. 
But in 1988 a grand jury found the whole shocking story was a hoax, and Brawley was never raped.

Now 40 years old, The New York Post has tracked her down working as a nurse in Virginia.
'I don't want to talk to anyone about that,' Brawley told the newspaper recently as she emerged from her apartment in Hopewell, Virginia, wearing scrubs.

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