Brian Banks’ Accuser Forced to Pay $2.6 Judgment

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Brian Banks spent five years in prison after a woman falsely accused him of rape in 2002, and now accuser Wanetta Gibson has been ordered to pay $2.6 million in damages to the Long Beach Unified School District.

Once a star football prospect at Long Beach Poly High, Banks was convicted, lost his scholarship offer from USC and was sent to jail. Gibson sued the school district, citing an unsafe environment, and won $750,000 in the dispute.

It was only after Gibson admitted to lying that Banks was freed in 2012.

Gibson now owes the district $750,000, including court fees, and is on the line for more than $1 million in punitive damages.

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