While Jussie Smollett's claim of being the victim of a racist hate crime is not exactly apples-to-apples with the infamous Tawana Brawley case from more than 30 years earlier, the two instances share a number of notable -- and unfortunate -- similarities.


Almost 30 years after the Tawana Brawley (pictured center) case divided N.Y.C. along tense racial lines, a court has ordered Brawley to pay up in a defamation lawsuit one of her accusers filed against her more than 10 years ago, according to the New York Post. RELATED: Al Sharpton Won’t Apologize For Tawana Brawley Virginia’s […]