Brian Banks accuser must pay up $2.6 million

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Brian Banks accuser must pay up $2.6 million

Postby Pudge » Sun Jun 16, 2013 9:32 pm

http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/93928 ... ed-pay-26m

Wanetta Gibson must pay $2.6M
Updated: June 16, 2013, 5:14 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

A woman who falsely accused Atlanta Falcons rookie linebacker Brian Banks of rape has been ordered to pay The Long Beach Unified School District $2.6 million.

Wanetta Gibson was 15 in 2002 when she falsely accused Banks of raping her. Before the charges, Banks was a star middle linebacker at Long Beach Polytechnic High School and had verbally committed to a full scholarship at the University of Southern California. He spent five years in prison and spent five years on parole where he was mandated to register as a sex offender before being exonerated of all charges in 2012.

Gibson was ordered to repay the $750,000 settlement she received, attorneys' fees, interest and $1 million in punitive damages, The Long Beach Press-Telegram reported. The judgment was filed last week, according to court records.

Gibson's whereabouts aren't known. The ruling allows the school district to get the money through her future wages and property.

"The court recognizes that our school district was a victim in this case," Long Beach Unified Superintendent Christopher J. Steinhauser said. "This judgment demonstrates that when people attempt to defraud our school system, they will feel the full force of the law."

Banks, 27, signed with the Falcons in April.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.
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Re: Brian Banks accuser must pay up $2.6 million

Postby Pudge » Sat Jun 29, 2013 10:31 pm

Initially I was trying not to be overly judgmental in regards to Wanetta Gibson, with the whole getting paid while lying about being raped by Brian Banks. But after listening to the Rich Eisen podcast and hearing more details, I have to say any lack of judgment is gone out the window.

If you haven't heard it, give it a listen. First-hand account from Banks with more details than what you've read in other reports or seen on TV.

http://richeisen.nfl.com/2013/06/25/ric ... ian-banks/
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Re: Brian Banks accuser must pay up $2.6 million

Postby RobertAP » Sat Jun 29, 2013 11:26 pm

Gonna be cheering like heck for this guy to make the team.


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