Tawana Loses Job and Bed

Michael Gartland and Laura Italiano, New York Post, August 11, 2013

Maybe now she’ll really have to sleep in a trash bag.

A week after The Post reported exclusively that rape hoaxer Tawana Brawley’s first $3,764 in garnisheed wages was sent to the man she defamed 25 years ago, she has lost her job—and her bed.

A Rent-A-Center truck pulled up at noon yesterday at the reclusive Brawley’s apartment in the central Virginia town of Hopewell, and two workers removed her mattress, box spring and bed frame.

Brawley—who opened her door for the workers and moved her car for their truck—would not comment on the furniture repo or the loss of her job as a licensed practical nurse at The Laurels of Bon Air nursing home in Richmond.

Brawley, at age 15, crawled covered in feces out of a trash bag in Wappingers Falls, NY, to accuse prosecutor Steven Pagones and five white men of raping her.


The 41-year-old single mother of a young girl is required to pay Pagones more than $400,000 under a 1998 court decision in Pagones’ defamation suit against Brawley. {snip}

“I’m hoping eventually she’ll get tired of living like this and she realizes it will be easier to tell the truth and put this whole thing behind her,” Pagones said yesterday.



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