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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