The Tawana Brawley Hoax

November 28, 1987: A small town in New York State is the scene of one of the most notorious and extensively documented false rape allegations in American history. The Tawana Brawley case is too well known to discuss in detail here. The reader is referred in the first instance to the substantial documentary coverage of it that can be found on YouTube and other video sites, and also to the official report. File this under HATE CRIME HOAX.

I will add one comment. At the time of the hoax, Brawley was only 15 years old, and rather than make her pay for her crime for the rest of her life, Steve Pagones should have let it go at some point, especially as he obtained a substantial judgment against the odious Al Sharpton.

Alternative link for the above report.

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