Pictured above is Brian Banks and he’s crying as his kidnap and rape conviction is dismissed yesterday in a Long Beach, California courtroom.
Brian’s story started ten years ago, he was a high school football star in Long Beach, Calif., heading for a full scholarship at powerhouse University of Southern California when he was falsely accused of rape and kidnap. The accusations ruined all of Brian’s potential NFL dreams.
But after spending ten years in a California prison, Brian’s accuser “friended him on Facebook” with a very strange request to let “bygones be bygones”. So with the help of a private investigator, Brian’s accuser was recorded admitting she made the whole (rape and kidnapping) thing up and was reluctant to come forward because of a 1.5 million dollar settlement she had reached with the school district.
But with the help of the Innocence Project, Banks used the evidence to be exonerated and as of yesterday (Thursday May 24, 2012) a prosecutor moved to have the case and his charges dismissed.
Having lost 10 years of life that Brian can’t possibly get back, he’s hoping now for an NFL career and damn well deserve it.
But what do you think should happen to Brian Bank’s accuser? A women who so conveniently lied and deterred his life and dreams of a promising NFL career. A woman who so nonchalantly “befriended Brian on Facebook” as if he hadn’t suffered and lived ten years behind bars because of her LIE!!!!!
I hope and pray charges are brought against her, and she is made to pay back every penny she was awarded for lying on an innocent young man.