The woman whose false rape accusation sent NFL player Brian Banks to prison for five years has been ordered to pay a $2.6 million judgement.
Wanetta Gibson accused Banks in 2002 when they two attended Long Beach (Calif.) Poly High, where Banks was a star prep prospect. Banks was convicted of rape, and Gibson sued the Long Beach Unified School District for being unsafe and won a $1.5 million judgement.
Gibson later admitted she lied and Banks was released in 2012. Gibson must repay a $750,000 settlement to the LBUSD plus attorneys fees, interest and more than $1 million in punitive damages.
Banks, 27, got several NFL tryouts last year and played in the UFL before he signed with the Atlanta Falcons in April.
Lawyers were unable to locate Gibson, who has a history of civil litigation claims by and against her, including temporary restraining orders and domestic abuse charges. She reported also is being sued by the county for child support after receiving public assistance.