Pay-up Time for Brawley: ’87 Rape-Hoaxer Finally Shells Out for Slander

Michael Gartland, New York Post, August 4, 2013

Twenty-five years after accusing an innocent man of rape, Tawana Brawley is finally paying for her lies.

Last week, 10 checks totaling $3,764.61 were delivered to ex-prosecutor Steven Pagones—the first payments Brawley has made since a court determined in 1998 that she defamed him with her vicious hoax.

A Virginia court this year ordered the money garnisheed from six months of Brawley’s wages as a nurse there.

She still owes Pagones $431,000 in damages. And she remains defiantly unapologetic.

“It’s a long time coming,” said Pagones, 52, who to this day is more interested in extracting a confession from Brawley than cash.

“Every week, she’ll think of me,” he told The Post. “And every week, she can think about how she has a way out—she can simply tell the truth.”

Brawley’s advisers in the infamous race-baiting case—the Rev. Al Sharpton, and attorneys C. Vernon Mason and Alton Maddox—have already paid, or are paying, their defamation debt. {snip}

She’s now forced to pay Pagones $627 each month, possibly for the rest of her life. Under Virginia law, she can appeal the wage garnishment every six months.


Pagones filed for the garnishment with the circuit court in Surry County, Va., in January, a few weeks after The Post tracked down Brawley to tiny Hopewell, Va.


She was only 15 when she claimed she was the victim of a crime whose shocking brutality sparked a national outrage and stoked racial tensions.

Tawana Brawley and Al Sharpton at a rally in 1988.

Tawana Brawley and Al Sharpton at a rally in 1988.

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  • Puggg

    Is Al Sharpton paying for his lies? No. His lies launched him as a national figure, and eventually a five night a week gig on the Crackpot Channel.

    As for Miss Brawley, I understand she’s a nurse. Nurse Ratchet, perhaps? I wonder how she ever got through nursing school.

    • Spartacus

      “I wonder how she ever got through nursing school.”


      Affirmative action .

      • Luca

        When they tell her to draw blood on a patient, she probably reaches in to her pocket for a knife.

        • [Guest]

          No, she reaches into her pocket for a dog turd, which she then smears on herself and claims white men did it while raping her.

        • Irishgirl

          LOL. One thing her “kind” are good at is drawing blood.

      • gemjunior

        I’m sure she isn’t an RN or a real nurse. I’m sure she is a nurse’s aide. I doubt this stump could sharpen her pencil.

        • Erasmus

          Bull’s eye!

        • Luca

          She’s an LPN. She can only work in a convalescent home type setting. Basically cleaning bedpans and wiping up little messes on the floor. Although we have her to give her some credit, it takes one-year of schooling.

          Maybe this article will inspire Rachel Jeantel to enter the medical field too; because as Piers Morgan said, “She’s one smart cookie”.

      • Erasmus

        If you do the research you find out that Brawley works as a certified nursing assistant (CNA) in a nursing home. She is neither and RN or even an LPN.

    • She is an LPN, a Licensed Practical Nurse. Wiki discusses LPNs as if they are RNs and allowed to do anything an RN can do, but they can not. They are very limited in the tasks they are allowed to perform. It is just a step up from a nurse’s aide.

      • Oh okay. She’s probably one of these “nurses” at these corner “community health clinics” named after various local civil rights loudmouths and agitators, who know how to take blood pressure, temperature and weight. But not much else.

        • CJ Haze

          I worked with a few of those back in Atlanta in the 90’s. The cringe I made when they said “ax” instead of ask cannot be conveyed in text. It was like an unbeknownst flag to families in the ER that she was not qualified.

        • [Guest]

          Tawana Brawley lives in Hopewell, Virginia, and is employed at The Laurels of Bon Air, 9101 Bon Air Crossings Drive, in Richmond. It’s not a corner community clinic but what the website calls a “skilled nursing and rehabilitation center.”

          Evidently, her background was not checked or, perhaps worse, didn’t matter to her employers.

          • Puggg

            “Skilled nursing and rehabilitation center”

            AKA a nursing home.

            Which means she’ll be cleaning bed pans for the rest of her life, and doing it for Det. Pagones.

          • She uses a bunch of apparently legal aliases.

          • [Guest]

            Yeah, I recall when some news source reported that she’d converted to “The Religion of Peace” and changed her name to Maryam Muhammad. Apparently, that one didn’t take.

    • 48224

      I seriously doubt she is a registered nurse (RN). Every state is different but my wife had to take chemistry, micro-biology, anatomy, college algebra….and had to get an A or B to be accepted to the RN program. I doubt a person who covered herself with dog crap could pull off those classes.

    • Romulus

      Affirmative Action, duh! Lol.

    • Erasmus

      Brawley should sue Sharpton.

      I’m sure there’s a hungry lawyer out there looking for a fat payday.

  • GeneticsareDestiny

    “She’s now forced to pay Pagones $627 each month, possibly for the rest of her life. “

    This is good. I hope it stands as a warning to other minorities who are thinking of pretending to be the victim of a crime by horrible whitey.

    • [Guest]

      She’s gotten away with it for a quarter-century, however.

      • capnmorgan5150

        Yep, but because she took so long to start paying, the initial $185,000.00 is now $431,000.00 because of the interest.

        • 58 years to pay it off.
          $413,000 divided by $627 per months = 58 years

          Assuming interest doesn’t continue to accrue.

          • TheAntidote

            Looks like the arteries are fairly well larded up; might be hypertension and sugar there as well. I guess Farrakan never gave her a copy of ‘How to Eat to Live’. $627. a month will prevent her from buying a lot of wings and grape drank.

        • [Guest]

          Maybe Bill Cosby and Spike Lee will step in and help her out with a few dollars, as they’ve done before.

  • IstvanIN

    Can you imagine being the White patient on her shift? YIKES!

    • [Guest]

      Judging by the website of her employers, The Laurels of Bon Air in Richmond, Brawley is tending to the elderly. Twenty-five years ago, when Brawley started her racist hoax, a lot of those people would have been in their prime, and probably a lot of them heard about this case when it was fresh. Now, they’re under the “care” of this bigot.

      How perverse!

  • sbuffalonative

    Remember her public statement: ‘My name is Tawana Brawley and I am not a liar’.

    25 years later, Mr. Brawley finally is forced to admit she IS a liar.

    • All she has to do is admit she is a liar and apologize ….

  • Oldcorporal

    This shameless liar, and the sub-human scum like Sharpton who egged her on, all deserve horse-whipping. Actually, Sharpton deserves worse than that, but I won’t be more specific, as with the Mulatto Messiah’s administration you never know who might be looking over your shoulder — so to speak.

    • sbuffalonative

      Mr. Sharpton won’t be held accountable because the MSM won’t call him out. He gets a free pass.

      • A literally free pass: a bunch of black businessmen paid Sharpton’s lawsuit judgement for him because they decided he was acutely embarrassing.

    • Irishgirl

      Sharpton also deserves more blame because he was an adult – and a “reverend” to boot – whereas Brawley was only 15. (Note: I’m not saying she doesn’t bear responsibility, just that Al Shahhhhpton bears more.)

  • Skip Wellington

    Maryam Muhammad’s pimp (Al Sharpton) should be forced to help her pay the damages.

    • Erasmus

      Brawley should sue Sharpton. She was a minor. He was an adult. If nothing else, she should launch a civil suit against “revrum” Al.

  • bigone4u

    I didn’t realize that a 15 year old could be held liable for slander. Or is she being held liable for statements made 3 years later after reaching adulthood? The black adults who gained control of the narrative and fed her the lies should be outcasts, not “black leaders” and TV commentators. Sharpton et. al. need to fess up to their evil exploitation of a low IQ black female minor.

    • White Mom in WDC

      Right on. The black commuuuuuunity exploits its young and this case is a prime example. They do it through the schools, through foster care. They don’t care about their ‘chillen’, they are just pawns to get money.

      • TheAntidote

        True. TB’s mother is forbidden to return to New York State and often laments that the case went wrong and “we should have been millionaires by now.”

  • 48224

    As I have said before, blacks and whites have a child parent relationship. White parents earn the money, make the rules, enforce the rules and put up with all the crap and get the blame every time something goes wrong. Blacks, being the children, smoke weed, object to authority, get into trouble, earn little or no money and blame the white parents for all their problems.
    Tawana Brawley, Trayvon Martin, Duke LaCrosse…..all vicious blacks pretending to be victims.

    • Irishgirl

      Good analogy, except that the whites (parents) aren’t allowed to discipline the blacks or even tell them the error of their ways, as that would be rayciss.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    Last week, 10 checks totaling $3,764.61 were delivered to ex-prosecutor Steven Pagones.

    Good. Keep taking $$ out of every paycheck until she apologies or the $431,000 is extracted — that should be in about 687 years!!

    Intentional harming of innocents is unforgivable and should ensure a lifetime of misery for the perpetrator.

    Maddox, whose law license was suspended in 1990, continues the drumbeat for Brawley. He even tried to petition the Surry County court to halt the garnishment of Brawley’s wages.

    He maintained that in New York, where the defamation case took place, two sets of laws apply.

    ’The common law applies to whites. The slave code still applies to blacks,’ he said.

    In a July 22 legal brief signed by Brawley and submitted by Maddox, Brawley contends she wouldn’t submit herself to the court’s jurisdiction because an appearance in the court, ‘which inferentially sympathizes with the Confederate States of America, would be contrary to the US Constitution and would amount to a ‘badge of slavery.’

    Payback is hell.

    Maybe Bill Cosby could kick in $25,00 adjusted for inflation?

    Bill Cosby, among other celebrities, posted a $25,000 reward for the attackers of Tawana Brawley


    • Romulus

      Cosby can go FKH! This coming from an As****e who drugged a white woman and molested her.

    • You forgot to divide by 12.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    Sharpton was charged $65,000 for defamation damages done to Steve Pagones who had his life destroyed by the the likes of Sharpton. The fine was paid two years later by Johnny Cochran and Earl G. Graves, Jr.

    Sharpton is guilty of inciting riots (Freddy’s Fashion Mart), stirring up racial hatred against against Whites and felony tax fraud.

    His reward? A prime time TV show on MSNBC, given access to the White House and honored as an “elder statesman” of the Democratic Party.


  • That $627 a month would make a very nice car payment. Every time Brawley sees a decent vehicle she would like, she gets reminded of her lies. I think this is great, especially since Afritards are obsessed with shiny trinkets like cars.

    • Whitetrashgang

      I don’t know but bet anything someone is making her payment, maybe out of good old Barrys slush fund.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    I suspect it’s only a matter of a short time before “Fatima” (Tawana’s new name) is unable to work, goes on SSDI and from there her wages cannot be garnished.


  • Erasmus

    And they wonder why the can’t get ahead and no one takes them seriously.

    So long as blacks have “leaders” like Jack$on, $harpton, Obama and Holder, who are little more than jumped-up poverty pimps, they’ll continue to be a bad joke to the rest of humanity.

  • A Freespeechzone

    How is this any different from those who, despite the FACTS, defiantly demand that George Zimmerman be prosecuted for ‘hate crime’ or ‘civil rights’ violations—or worse yet, advocate his murder without apology. This is NEVER about the truth or justice, but, pay back, retribution and punishment for the evils of slavery—that NOBODY today in America ever experienced.

    Notice that liberals–and specifically blacks NEVER apologize for being wrong & when proven wrong, become more defiant.

    I hope this woman pays the rest of her life…..No Mercy & No Apologies.

  • Herman

    Has anyone seen a current picture of the charming Ms. Brawley?
    I highly doubt she has to worry about getting raped now.

  • cablegirls

    Lawyer Johnnie Cochran (O.J. Simpson) paid Sharpton’s $66,000 penalty.

  • OlderWoman

    Johnny Cochran paid Al Sharpton’s share.