Woman ordered to pay 2 million back after lying on football star about a rape #PassionateSpot

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A woman whose false claim of rape sent former prep football star Brian Banks to prison was ordered to pay a $2.6 million judgment in connection with the case.

A Los Angeles Superior Court judge ordered Wanetta Gibson (seen below) to pay a $1.5 million, plus an additional $1.1 million in fees, including for making a false claim and court-related costs.

Gibson was a former high-school acquaintance of Banks in 2002 when she accused him of raping her at Long Beach Polytechnic High School, according to the California Innocence Project, an organization that helped exonerate Banks.

Gibson sued the Long Beach Unified School District claiming the school was not safe and won a $1.5 million settlement.

On February 27th, 2011 Brian was contacted by the alleged victim via a Facebook  friend request and private message wanting to reconcile their friendship and as she put it, “let bygones be bygones.” Brian, realizing the opportunity to prove his innocence, falls to his knees, praying to God for an answer. And with that, his proceeded to play the role of interest. They agreed to meet. Brian immediately contacted a local private investigator to video and audio record the meeting.

Gibson ultimately said she lied and made up the story so  a judge reversed Banks’ conviction on May 24, 2012.

After 5 years and 2 months of incarceration,  nearly 5 years on strict parole and sex offender registration, an electronic GPS device attached to his ankle,  and a number of other crazy circumstances, Brian has finally been EXONERATED!

Banks was picked up and signed this year to play with the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons.

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Comments

  1. IN ADDIDTION TO HAVING TO PAY THE MONEY, EVERYTHING THAT WAS DONE TO HIM SHOULD BE DONE TO HER

  2. Reblogged this on wellreadwoman and commented:
    This is a story that happens far to often. I am so pleased that this young mans life was set back on track.

  3. h. henry says:

    Well, he definitely won’t get the money because she ain’t got it!

  4. SHE SHOULD BE SENT TO PRISON AND SUFFER THE SAME THING AS HE HAD TO ENDURE IT’S GIRLS LIKE HER THAT MAKE IT SO HARD TO PROSECUTE SOME OF THE MEN AND GUYS THAT REALLY RAPE AND HURT PEOPLE SHE SHOULD HAVE TO PAY MORE THAN JUST MONEY.

  5. As you sow so shall you reap.that is the law.

  6. Leon E. Frazier says:

    God, you are truly good, and thanks for this blessing.

  7. Leonard Simpson says:

    Every story has a happy ending..so glad it’s all over for Brian.

  8. Tamika, did you hear about the three black men in milwaukee who subdued and disarmed a shooter in a Milwaukee, Wisconsin casino?

  9. Yes it should because she played a game with that man life……

  10. no I didnt send me the link to that story

  11. It’s unfortunate that this happened and as a man when I found out that she was lying I wished that she would suffer the same fate. While this is a popular opinion, it can’t change what was done. I’ll leave her judgment to god and continue to pray for the continued success of Brian Banks. BTW good luck in recovering that money.

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