Brian Banks 27, was once a promising young high school football prospect until it was ruin by a young female student who accused him of rape during his senior year at Long Beach Poly High School.
Wanetta Gibson claimed that she was raped on campus by the football star. The alleged incident sparked a school wide controversy and prompted media attention. He pleaded innocent bout was still found guilty and sentenced to prison.
It was later discovered that Gibson had lied to the judge. She knowingly lied in a court of law. Banks was subsequently released from prison in May 2012.
Reports show, In response to her dishonesty, the Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) has ordered Gibson to return $2.6 million, which includes the $750,000 settlement she received from the district as well as interest, legal fees and $1 million in punitive damage.,
School Superintendent Christopher J. Steinhauser told the Long Beach Press-Telegram, The court recognizes that our school district was a victim in this case. This judgment demonstrates that when people attempt to defraud our school system, they will feel the full force of the law.”
Gibson didn’t show up in court and apparently has long since blown through the $750,000. Court records in other cases Gibson has been involved in indicate that she and her children have received public assistance.
After Banks was released from prison, Gibson contacted him, and Banks secretly recorded a conversation in which she said, “I will go through with helping you, but all that money they gave us, I mean, gave me, I don’t want to have to pay it back.”
Banks is now hoping to jump-start his football career as a 27-year-old rookie for the Atlanta Falcons.