Daily Archives: May 9, 2017
A day after a former high school football star had his rape conviction dismissed, attention focused on the woman who recanted the sexual assault claim she made 10 years ago.
Wanetta Gibson was a high school sophomore when she accused Brian Banks of raping her at Long Beach Poly High School. She and her family sued the school, receiving a $750,000 settlement, and Banks spent five years in prison after pleading no contest to forcible rape.
Even though a judge tossed out the rape charge Thursday, it remains far from certain whether Gibson, 24, will face any consequences.
Banks, now 26, said he wants to put the ordeal behind him.
“We do not plan on taking any legal action against Gibson,” said Banks’ attorney, Justin Brooks of the California Innocence Project. “We do plan on filing a state claim for the $100 a day Brian is entitled to under state law 4900 for every day he was wrongfully incarcerated.”
From The LA Times…
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