Rebecca Rosenberg and Pedro Olivera Jr., NY Post, May 13, 2013
Infamous rape hoaxster and court deadbeat Tawana Brawley got rock-star treatment in New Jersey yesterday, posing for photos with dozens of supporters honoring her as a courageous victim of injustice — as they stuffed envelopes full of cash for her.
Brawley, 40 — whose claim that she was raped by six men was revealed to be a fake 25 years ago — beamed as she and her mother, Glenda, were hailed for surviving society’s “lies since 1987.”
“Let’s let this young queen Tawana know we love her to death,” said incendiary former City College professor Leonard Jeffries, the master of ceremonies for the event at the Integrity Masonic Temple in Paterson.
Jeffries has said “rich Jews” financed the slave trade and whites are violent, cruel “ice people.’’
Yesterday’s crowd of more than 150 roared with applause at his praise of Brawley.
The event’s organizers charged $50 per person, with the proceeds going to a kids camp run by the Freedom Retreat for Children.
The camp’s annual fund-raiser is usually held at the Cotton Club in Harlem — but couldn’t be there this year because Glenda Brawley still has a warrant out for her arrest over procedural charges related to the infamous hoax.
Inside the hall, attendees were given envelopes for the Tawana Brawley Defense Fund to help her cover legal costs for the lawsuit she lost to former Dutchess County Prosecutor Steven Pagones, one of the men falsely accused of raping Brawley in 1987.