Blowing The Whistle on Tawana

An ex-aide to Brawley's advisers casts doubt on her claims

"The Tawana Brawley story may be that there is no Tawana Brawley story." With that stunning declaration last week, a former aide to Brawley's team of advisers threatened to turn one of the country's most bizarre and frustrating legal cases inside out. Almost since the first report last November that Brawley, a black teenager from Wappingers Falls, N.Y., had been abducted and raped by six white men, officials investigating the matter had been stymied. The reason: at the prompting of three controversial advisers -- the Rev. Al Sharpton and Attorneys Alton Maddox Jr. and C. Vernon Mason -- Brawley and her...

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