Wanetta Gibson. Wanetta Gibson. That's the woman who falsely accused Brian Banks of rape in 2002. Even though there was no physical evidence to corroborate Wanetta Gibson's testimony and her story that he had dragged her, protesting, past five class rooms full of students without anyone noticing was far from plausible, Brian Banks was threatened with being tried as an adult and pressured to take a plea deal.
His plea deal got him 6 years in jail, 5 years probation and a life sentence on the sex offender registry.
All based solely on a woman's testimony. Despite the lack of physical evidence, despite the implausibility, despite the inconsistencies of the tall tale, Brian Banks was not exonerated until he'd served his full sentence and recorded his rapist fessing up to her crime.
Did we say rapist? Why yes we did. Because we do have a rape culture, one in which women can socially rape men with impunity.
Join us on Honey Badger Radio as we discuss the Brian Banks case and other cases of false allegation.
Or as we prefer to call it, social rape.
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