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Remember Tawana Brawley? She’s Hiding in Virginia Under an Assumed Name

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Editor’s Note: Your Black World is not responsible for making Tawana’s whereabouts public.  This has been reported in numerous media outlets already.

Maybe you remember Tawana Brawley, maybe you don’t.   If you don’t recall, Tawana’s case was the one that created both fame and infamy for the Rev. Al Sharpton.  Way back in 1987, a 15-year old Tawana claimed that she’d been gang raped by a group of white men in New York City.   She was found inside a trash bag, with her face smeared with feces and the word “n*ggger” on her body.

She said that she’d been taken to the woods by two white men who assaulted her over four days.  She also said that one of the men had a badge of some sort.

Attorneys Alton H. Maddox and C. Vernon Mason got the fire started, and they eventually got Rev. Al Sharpton involved.  At the time, Sharpton wasn’t very well known, even in his home town of New York City.  Bill Cosby gave $25,000 as a reward for anyone who captured those responsible.  Don King promised to give the girl $100,000 for her education and others supported Sharpton from around the country.

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Fishkill Police Officer Harry Crist Jr. was accused of the crime after he was found dead in his apartment. Dutchess County prosecutor Steven Pagones was also accused after he presented an alibi for Crist.  But all of this fell apart when a grand jury found that Brawley had made up the entire story.  They claim that she was never raped at all.

Brawley is now 40 years old working as a nurse down in Virginia.

“I don’t want to talk to anyone about that,” she said when reporters asked her a question about the incident.

Brawley allegedly uses the aliases Thompson and Gutierrez to keep people from associating her with the incident from long ago.  She is reportedly working as a licensed practical nurse at The Laurels of Bon Air in Richmond.

“Are you serious? We don’t know her by that name. Isn’t that a trip?” one of her co-workers said upon finding out about her true identity.

The names “Tawana V. Gutierrez” and “Tawana V. Thompson” have allegedly been used to obtain the same nursing license in the state of Virginia.  Her co-workers say that she does a good job.

The grand jury, which heard from 180 witnesses over seven months, said that they believed that Brawley made the story up in order to avoid getting into trouble for missing school and staying out too late.  They said that the troubled teen had run away from home and was hiding in her parents’ old apartment after they’d been evicted.

Some say that Brawley lived in fear of her stepfather, Ralph King.  King had served seven years in prison for killing his first wife.  The young woman was even seen by a witness crawling into the plastic bag in which she was found and a substance was found under her nails that was used to scratch the n-word into her skin.

“It is probable that in the history of this state, never has a teenager turned the prosecutorial and judicial systems literally upside down with such false claims,” state Supreme Court Justice S. Barrett Hickman wrote.

Pagones sued Sharpton, Brawley and her attorneys for defamation and won a case back in 1998.   Brawley still has not paid the $66,000 she owes Pagones.  He continues to look for her  and now knows to go after the nurse in Virginia.

85 Responses to Remember Tawana Brawley? She’s Hiding in Virginia Under an Assumed Name

  1. SharptonSucks

    March 17, 2013 at 2:50 am

    Glad to see SOME black people have half a brain — the rest of you are as retarded as Al Sharpton and his cronies.

    (1) Tawana was NEVER raped. It was a HOAX.

    (2) If you stay out in the woods for 4 days in Upstate New York with the temperature in the low-40′s, your breath stinks. Your body stinks. Your body suffers from hypothermia. Tawana was out partying.

    (3) She was seen CLIMBING into a bag by a neighbor. The neighbor called the police. THAT’S when the police got involved.

    (4) What, you say ? Why didn’t her mom call the police on Day 1? On Day 2 ? On Day 3 ? On Day 4 ? BECAUSE THE MOM KNEW HE DAUGHTER WAS HIDING OUT. Why would she call the police that her daughter was ‘kidnapped’ when she knew she was hiding from her abusive stepdad ?

    (5) The Brawleys went along with the hoax in exchange for $$$$.

    (6) Anybody who believes Sharpton or Maddox must have a 70-IQ. In order to believe them, you have to believe in a conspiracy involving the local police and the FBI. And the Democratic Attorney General. And a Democratic Governor. And the NAACP. And The Mafia. And the IRA. Yeah, that Alton Maddox and Al Sharpton, couple of black Columbos……

    FINALLY: Steven Pagones has said he will waive the judgement of $400,000 (with interest) if Tawana tells the truth. If she doesn’t then she pays the money. She got hundreds of thousands of dollars and her mother got $300,000 for going along with the scam. Now they can pay.

  2. Mandingo

    December 29, 2012 at 11:28 am

    A lie is a lie and she told a BIG LIE.She must pay the man she also lied on his money.No excuses.She gave that traitorous sucker with the jherri curl,al sharpton the limelight to hustle and pimp off us big time.

  3. Ishmar Muhammad

    December 27, 2012 at 11:27 am

    Scary Negroes I despise them! What these crackers pay Sambo to tell on his own kind? Snitch I will never tell on my own! Crackers make excuses for Cracker misbehavior remember that Cracker in Boston who shot his Pregnant wife & Child & Blamed it on a Brother huh remember this eating out Crackers behinds some of y’all need to go play on the freeway for the Whiteman lol

  4. Ishmar Muhammad

    December 27, 2012 at 11:27 am

    Scary Negroes I despise them! What these crackers pay Sambo to tell on his own kind? Snitch I will never tell on my own! Crackers make excuses for Cracker misbehavior remember that Cracker in Boston who shot his Pregnant wife & Child & Blamed it on a Brother huh remember this eating out Crackers behinds some of y’all need to go play on the freeway for the Whiteman lol

  5. DJ

    December 26, 2012 at 7:05 am

    Really? The author is trying to justify this hatchet job by saying that Pagones can go after her for his money. He sued a teen and her legal team (adults). He really expected this young girl to pay him thousands of dollars. This whole thing stinks, just as it did when the trial was on-going. I will block this website in the future. I want no parts of it. This is really a very cruel act to drag this girl out and ruin her life again. Shame!!

    • LeShawn Mabry

      December 30, 2012 at 10:14 am

      the link to original article included

      says lawsuit was 11 years later which makes her 26 so he didn’t sue a teenager.

      walk a mile in this guys shoes and tell me you wouldn’t want justice. Everyone else paid up and didn’t appeal why should she skate free?

  6. DJ

    December 26, 2012 at 7:05 am

    Really? The author is trying to justify this hatchet job by saying that Pagones can go after her for his money. He sued a teen and her legal team (adults). He really expected this young girl to pay him thousands of dollars. This whole thing stinks, just as it did when the trial was on-going. I will block this website in the future. I want no parts of it. This is really a very cruel act to drag this girl out and ruin her life again. Shame!!

  7. dottie

    December 24, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    shame on you to use a woman to get to a man you must be afraid to confront.stop before you wreck yourself.black women need you beside us my brother the stuggle continue.

  8. Corigan

    December 24, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    This case, as most are-when it comes to people of colour – was highly slanted in favor of the people with means. Tawana Brawley was exposed then, even though she was a minor, and has been exposed now. Shame of this “reporting,” and I hope she eventually gets the justice she deserved then.

    • Oh My Creator

      December 25, 2012 at 8:36 pm

      I agree with you 100%! This woman should be left alone. While this article states they were not the first to tell her whereabouts, they STILL jump on the bandwagon.
      Ms. Brawley is living her life and quite frankly, the justice system made a mockery out of this entire investigation. Shame on you.

    • Oh My Creator

      December 25, 2012 at 8:36 pm

      I agree with you 100%! This woman should be left alone. While this article states they were not the first to tell her whereabouts, they STILL jump on the bandwagon.
      Ms. Brawley is living her life and quite frankly, the justice system made a mockery out of this entire investigation. Shame on you.

  9. Corigan

    December 24, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    This case, as most are-when it comes to people of colour – was highly slanted in favor of the people with means. Tawana Brawley was exposed then, even though she was a minor, and has been exposed now. Shame of this “reporting,” and I hope she eventually gets the justice she deserved then.

  10. Methuselah

    December 24, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    This terrible incident occurred when this young lady was a minor at the age of 15. She is now in hiding for a reason. So why is the negro press outing her? This is irresponsible trash journalism.

  11. Methuselah

    December 24, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    This terrible incident occurred when this young lady was a minor at the age of 15. She is now in hiding for a reason. So why is the negro press outing her? This is irresponsible trash journalism.

  12. nmaat433

    December 24, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    I say this site needs to either put the ‘author’s’ name on this article or take it off…if you are going to smear someone, be a man/woman and stop hiding behind anonymity..if you thought you were revealing Tawanna’s secrets so that she can be held accountable,then what makes you exempt from the same standards? Reveal your name, coward.

    • Paul

      December 24, 2012 at 10:57 pm

      I agree wholeheartedly, let the world know who you are, you made a bold statement when you wrote the article about the young lady, she was very young at the the time and look she has went on with her life, what is to be gained by bringing up so much negative activity from the pass, a vendetta against Rev Al Sharpton, can we ever learn to forgive especially those who are trying to go forward with there lives, you may not be able to forget but Please try to FORGIVE, FORGIVE FORGIVE

    • Paul

      December 24, 2012 at 10:57 pm

      I agree wholeheartedly, let the world know who you are, you made a bold statement when you wrote the article about the young lady, she was very young at the the time and look she has went on with her life, what is to be gained by bringing up so much negative activity from the pass, a vendetta against Rev Al Sharpton, can we ever learn to forgive especially those who are trying to go forward with there lives, you may not be able to forget but Please try to FORGIVE, FORGIVE FORGIVE

    • Paul

      December 24, 2012 at 10:57 pm

      I agree wholeheartedly, let the world know who you are, you made a bold statement when you wrote the article about the young lady, she was very young at the the time and look she has went on with her life, what is to be gained by bringing up so much negative activity from the pass, a vendetta against Rev Al Sharpton, can we ever learn to forgive especially those who are trying to go forward with there lives, you may not be able to forget but Please try to FORGIVE, FORGIVE FORGIVE

  13. Edward Smikle

    December 24, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    There is one thing for sure that in America crime does pay. Look at Al Sharpton, today?. He is rich and getting richer by the day, he is a frequent visitor to the white house, he is a friend of the president.All I will say IS THAT THIS WHOLE STORY IS DISGUSTING.
    How quickly we forget. As I always say, most of these so called black leaders are nothing but PIMPS. They are all in it for themselves, but that is really what America is about, self interest. Well it is all show and no substance, and as they say in show business, the show must go on.It This even make me question President Obama, sincerity. If Al sharpton, is his friend, with his history, and lack of accomplishment that leave me with a whole lot of questions.
    By the way, leave the woman alone, she was young and needed help.She was easily influenced.

  14. D

    December 24, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    I remember the case well and much was made of it back then. All I know is that the paramedics that found her said she was unconscious and failed to respond to ammonia test. That’s pretty hard to do. Also, her case has been sealed by the State of New York. Now why would that be the case? Holla!

  15. r e moody

    December 24, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    I am totally besides myself with anger in regards to this article. I fail to understand what was the purpose of a so called black oriented web publication publishing information on a woman who evidently still feels the sting of the past in her psyche, And felt the need to utilize an alias to garner some aspects of a normal existance. I’ve often questioned the motivations behind what i constantly see in this web presence. I don’t claim to hold a PHD in psychiatry,but i swear i sense astrong odor of self hatred and jealously from the originator.
    It seems whether directly or indirectly, every oppurtunity is taken to try and disparage Rev. Al Sharpton in someway. What the hell is this all about.I really believe the story on Ms.Brawley was used just as another excuse to slight Rev. Sharpton. It doesn’t seem to matter whether it’s Barrack Obama,Al Sharpton, Melissa Harris-Perry,Michael Eric Dyson or even Toure. This publication is hell bent on bringing down any black person who has broken through to the mainstream and there by in position and power to give us as a people a greater voice. Whether you agree with them 100% of the time or 0% of the time, it is a positive for us as a whole. My GOD get over yourself.

  16. r e moody

    December 24, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    I am totally besides myself with anger in regards to this article. I fail to understand what was the purpose of a so called black oriented web publication publishing information on a woman who evidently still feels the sting of the past in her psyche, And felt the need to utilize an alias to garner some aspects of a normal existance. I’ve often questioned the motivations behind what i constantly see in this web presence. I don’t claim to hold a PHD in psychiatry,but i swear i sense astrong odor of self hatred and jealously from the originator.
    It seems whether directly or indirectly, every oppurtunity is taken to try and disparage Rev. Al Sharpton in someway. What the hell is this all about.I really believe the story on Ms.Brawley was used just as another excuse to slight Rev. Sharpton. It doesn’t seem to matter whether it’s Barrack Obama,Al Sharpton, Melissa Harris-Perry,Michael Eric Dyson or even Toure. This publication is hell bent on bringing down any black person who has broken through to the mainstream and there by in position and power to give us as a people a greater voice. Whether you agree with them 100% of the time or 0% of the time, it is a positive for us as a whole. My GOD get over yourself.

  17. AMAZINGGRACE

    December 24, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    Hey, this should not have been re-reported for the NY Post. It’s been over 25yrs. let her live her life. Now she will have problems at her job. Would not want this on my hands……

  18. nmaat433

    December 24, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    Funny that whomever chose to expose Tawanna conveniently LEFT OFF THEIR NAME on this ‘article’.

    • jody

      December 24, 2012 at 12:59 pm

      Am I missing something..what type of site is this..all these articles do is trash blacks..nmaat433, I’m with you on this..that’s the first thing I did was check to find out who wrote the article..someting happened to that girl long ago and she has the right to move on with her life and this low life DOg put her on front like that..

  19. nmaat433

    December 24, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    Yeah why divulge her aliases. And as for the crime, how in the hell do you write n**gger on yourself and place yourself in plastic bag. And just b/c a grand jury (I’m sure of her ‘peers’–rolls eyes)found that she lied, doesn’t mean she did. Didn’t a grand jury convene in the 5 central park joggers defendants case too? We all should know that american ‘justice’ really means ‘just us’.

    • Barbara

      December 24, 2012 at 5:24 pm

      @Pesci Mich & nmaat433

      I recently saw a White female lawyer discussing the Duke rape case on TV. She spoke of the evidence the Prosecutor had as proof that the Black woman had indeed been raped. Of course, these were “priveledged” White boys, and that White Prosecuter was ‘obliterated’ for going against such White boys to defend a ‘nigger wench.’ The White families even went so far as to get Ed Bradley of “60 Minutes” fame to do a special show to highlite the innocence of these White boys. Were Ed Bradley alive today, I bet he would do the reverse, after realizing he had been hoodwinked as used (specifically because he was Black) to further solidify the defense of those White boys.

      By now, we Black people should understand how Whites operate. Do you really think the poor stripper Black girl (Duke) or Tawana NY) had a chance against what White males have done to Black females for 400 years? Rev. Al nor Ed Bradley can compete with White Supremacy. They even have Black people saying the Black females lied.

      Never believe what Whites tell you when it comes to crimes against us by them.

      • SharptonSucks

        March 17, 2013 at 2:57 am

        “By now, we Black people should understand how Whites operate. Do you really think the poor stripper Black girl (Duke) or Tawana NY) had a chance against what White males have done to Black females for 400 years? Rev. Al nor Ed Bradley can compete with White Supremacy. They even have Black people saying the Black females lied.
        Never believe what Whites tell you when it comes to crimes against us by them.”

        HOW ABOUT WHAT BLACK PEOPLE SAY ABOUT LYING BLACKS, BARBARA ??

        The Duke strippers BLACK FRIEND said she wasn’t raped. Oh yeah, at the time the rape happened 1 of the 3 kids was at an ATM machine.

        On tape.

        Videotaped.

        With a time stamp.

        Let me guess Barbara….the ATM machine was racist ??

        Another Sharpton-supporting retard.

  20. Ralph

    December 24, 2012 at 10:59 am

    Why in the world would you expose this Sister and her new life? Trashy Journalism

  21. corbin56

    December 24, 2012 at 10:57 am

    Yep, that was cold-blooded. Now her co-workers know who she really is and the guy whom she owes money. I knew that she was a nurse in Virginia but I did not know her new last name until today. She surely has packed on the pounds.

  22. corbin56

    December 24, 2012 at 10:56 am

    Yep, that was cold-blooded. Now her co-workers know who she really is and the guy whom she owes money. I knew that she was a nurse in Virginia but I did not know her new last name until today. She surely has packed on the pounds.