Tawana Brawley, with the Rev. Al Sharpton, in 1988. Mark Elias/AP hide caption itoggle caption Mark Elias/AP The Two-Way 15 Years Later, Tawana Brawley Has Paid 1 Percent Of Penalty August 5, 2013 As a teenager, Brawley said she had been attacked and raped by white men. The young African-American's accusations hit front pages, especially after Rev. Al Sharpton took up her case. When a jury said the tale was a hoax, one of the men who was accused sued. Now, he's getting some of the money.