Who remembers Tyler Perry's Daddy's Little Girls. A story about a single father struggling to keep his family whole by working as a driver and also as a mechanic just to make ends meet and keep his children. Well the story goes deeper then that and eventually we learn this man has a past that ended his promising future. Meet Brian Banks, the real life Monty of Daddy's Little Girls.
His story breaks my heart and makes me so d-mn mad at the treatment of this brother.
In the summer of 2002, Banks’ future looked bright: He was a 17-year-old high school football star being heavily recruited by a number of colleges. But in a single day that changed with the accusations of kidnapping and rape by a female student.
He maintained there was no rape and their sexual contact was consensual, but his lawyer urged him to plead no contest rather than risk a sentence of 41 years to life in prison if convicted. He followed the advice and went to prison for six years, shattering his dreams of gridiron glory.
His accuser Wanetta Gibson (a chick he use to make out with) later has the gall to find her way on his Facebook page where she asks to friend him after he is released. This B---, this woman! Then explains that she wishes to "let bygones be bygones" and confess to lying and putting him in prison for six year and basically taking six years of his life from him. Excuse me? Bygones be bygones? What in all that is good did he do to you? (where they do that at?) She made him lose out on a scholarship to USC and recruitment from other colleges and universities, and for what reason? Because he didn't want you anymore?!
Daily Mail reports that, Investigators tested her but found no physical evidence of rape, Brooks said. Banks maintained they had not had sex and all sexual contact had been consensual.
I have to say there is some spiritual hand working here because if it was me, I would find that chick and show her what the prison system exactly did to me, no lie!
Her audacity continues,
According to documents in the case, she met with Banks and said she had lied; there was no kidnap and no rape and she offered to help him clear his record.
But she subsequently refused to repeat the story to prosecutors because she feared she would have to return a $1.5 million payment from a civil suit brought by her mother against Long Beach schools.
She was quoted as telling Banks: “I will go through with helping you but it’s like at the same time all that money they gave us, I mean gave me, I don’t want to have to pay it back.”
Now that the kidnap-rape conviction of a once-promising prep football star was dismissed Thursday following a recantation by his accuser, Brian Banks continued to sit under electronic monitoring and trains to regain his dreams as a football player until his exoneration. Where he once was having issues finding work thanks to the woman who snatched his life and dreams from him, we hope that nothing but blessings and success is coming his way.
They say forgive and let go but in this case, that money that his accuser gained should all go back to Brian Banks as well as more so that this man can rebuild his dream an reclaim the rest of his life. This story is disheartening and horrible but thanks to those who stood by Banks and got him exonerated of all charges. Prayers to him and it teaches you be careful of who you get with.