Monday, August 05, 2013

Hoaxer Tawana Brawley Makes Her First 10 Payments for Defaming Steven Pagones

Racist Rape Hoaxer Tawana Brawley Makes Her First 10 Payments for Defaming Steven Pagones in 1987; She Has Only 115 Years to Go!

Re-posted by Nicholas Stix


Thanks to reader-researcher AL for this story.

Race hoaxer Al Sharpton, l, with his protégé, Tawana Brawley (who has since availed herself of various aliases, including but not limited to Maryam Muhammad and Tawana Thompson), circa 1988. Sharpton has the blood of many victims on his hands, but his bloodlust will never be sated.

The Three Stooges: Alton Maddox, l, Al Sharpton, c, and C. Vernon Mason, r, circa 1988

Tawana Brawley, who faked rape, begins defamation payments 25 years later

By Jessica Chasmar

The Washington Times

Sunday, August 4, 2013

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A defiantly unapologetic Tawana Brawley began paying off damages last week, 25 years after falsely accusing ex-prosecutor Steven Pagones of rape, The New York Post reported.

[Actually, she didn't begin "paying off" the money; it was seized from her. She has not voluntarily paid off one dime.]

Ten checks totaling $3,764.61 were delivered to Mr. Pagones — the first payments Miss Brawley has made since she defamed him in 1988, The Post said. She still owes Mr. Pagones $431,000.

A Virginia court this year ordered the money garnisheed from six months of Miss Brawley's wages as a licensed practical nurse at The Laurels of Bon Air in Richmond, The Post reported. She can appeal the wage garnishment every six months.

"It's a long time coming," he said, adding that he would have forgiven the debt if Miss Brawley gave a confession.

[At the time he said that, I wrote that he was making a mistake, and I still think that. He's leaving the door open to her making a weasel-worded apology, and then lying her way out of it, once he forgave her debt.]


Sharpton and Brawley, as they look today


"Every week, she'll think of me," he said. "And every week, she can think about how she has a way out — she can simply tell the truth."

But until then, Miss Brawley will pay Mr. Pagones $627 each month, possibly for the rest of her life, The Post reported.

She was only 15 when she concocted an elaborate hoax, claiming she was the victim of rape and torture "whose shocking brutality sparked a national outrage and stoked racial tensions," The Post said.

The Rev. Al Sharpton and attorneys C. Vernon Mason and Alton Maddox were top advisers to Miss Brawley during the explosive controversy. Mr. Maddox was found liable for defamation for $97,000, Mr. Mason for $188,000, and Mr. Sharpton for $66,000 — "money that was paid by celebrity lawyer Johnnie Cochran and other benefactors," The Post said.

Mr. Sharpton has never apologized for his role in the hoax. Mr. Mason has remained mostly silent, and Mr. Maddox continues to fight for Miss Brawley. He tried to petition the Surry County court to halt the garnishment of her wages, The Post reported.

[Previously, on this criminal, at WEJB/NSU:


"The Tawana Brawley Hoax";


"Notorious Race/Rape Hoaxer/Fugitive Tawana Brawley, Alias Maryam Muhammad, Alias Tawana Thompson, Alias…Gets Hit with $431,000 Bill for Her Defamation of Steven Pagones: A WEJB/NSU Black History Month Moment"; and


"The Tawana Brawley Hoax: New York Times Report Covers 25 Years of Territory, and is Better Than One Might Expect."]


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Jessica Chasmar

Jessica Chasmar is a continuous news writer for The Washington Times. Previously, she was part of the start-up team for The Washington Times' digital aggregation product, Times247. She can be reached at

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Chick Magnet said...

Looks like Brawley tried to disguise herself by borrowing 150 pounds from Sharpton.

Anonymous said...

It's nice for people like us see the rare occasion when someone like Brawley is (somewhat)held to account for her actions.

David In TN

Anonymous said...

Looks like another Diversity Overdose here:

Female sure has a "white sounding" name and male shooter appears in google search to be black bartender.

Of course I didn't learn that from the Miami Herald...

Stan Mute

Anonymous said...

Has Sharpton got AIDS? I can't believe he is passing up that many pig's feet.