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1 Falsely Accused of Rape, Former High School Football Star Finally Cleared

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24 mei 2012

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LONG BEACH, Calif. (KABC) — After a decade, it was the judgment that Brian Banks and his lawyers from the California Innocence Project fought for: Case dismissed.

“My only dream in the world was to just be free and to have the same opportunity as everybody here,” said Banks following Thursday’s hearing.

At age 16, Brian Banks had been a popular student at Polytechnic High in Long Beach, an athlete being scouted by eight colleges.

He verbally accepted an offer to attend the University of Southern California on a four-year scholarship when a serious accusation came from a fellow classmate and childhood friend.

Wanetta Gibson, then 15 years old, claimed Banks had raped her at school. With a case of he said she said, Banks did as his lawyers urged — to plead no contest and accept a short prison term rather than risk a long one.

Gibson collected $1.5 million after suing the school. Banks spent five years in prison and five years on parole, finally reaching out to California Project Innocence. But the case turned when the alleged victim contacted him through Facebook asking to be his friend.

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2 Wrongfully Jailed For Rape As A Teen, He Now Helps Others Falsely Convicted | Megyn Kelly TODAY

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9 jan. 2018

Accused of rape by a fellow student, Brian Banks accepted a plea deal and went to prison on his 18th birthday. Years later he was exonerated with the help of the California Innocence Project. He’s joined on Megyn Kelly TODAY by Project director Justin Brooks and former prosecutor Loni Coombs, with whom he now examines other potentially wrongful convictions on the series “Final Appeal.”
 
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3 BRIAN BANKS | Official Trailer

24 apr. 2019

Watch the official trailer for BRIAN BANKS. In theaters August 9th. — The inspirational true story of Brian Banks (Aldis Hodge), an All-American high school football star committed to USC who finds his life upended when he is wrongly convicted of a crime he didn’t commit. Despite lack of evidence, Banks is railroaded through a broken justice system and sentenced to a decade of prison and probation. Years later, with the support of Justin Brooks (Greg Kinnear) and the California Innocence Project, Banks fights to reclaim his life and fulfill his dreams of playing in the NFL.

4 Football Star Exonerated After 10-Year Wrongful Conviction | NowThis

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27 aug. 2019

Football star Brian Banks spent 5 years in prison and another 5 years on probation after being falsely accused of rape — but he doesn’t want his story to diminish survivors’ stories.
 
In US news and current events today, Brian Banks sat down with NowThis News to talk about being one of many exonerated prisoners found to be innocence by the Innocence Project and other organizations like it. The Brian Banks story as explained by Banks is that he was at the top of high school football and had a promising career, but was derailed after being falsely accused of rape and then caught in a wrongful conviction. Documentary shorts like this highlight the innocence project cases that could help change the criminal justice system. A new film about Brian Banks highlights his story.
 
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5 From prison to the NFL exonerated Brian Banks signs deal with Falcons

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4 apr. 2013

 
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6 Brian Banks: A Family Re-United

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6 apr. 2013

Brian Banks continues to tell his story. It’s aired on national news, on Jay Leno, even 60-Minutes. But none have what I witnessed when welcomed into his mother’s home.
 
It’s been less than a year since Banks was cleared of a crime that sent him to prison for five years and on parole for another five. Thanks to the California Innocence Project he walked out of a courtroom a truly free man, exonerated of a crime he says never happened. His mom says she’s still “grinning from ear to ear.”
 
While it was among the first times his mom, Leomia Myers, was talking in depth about it, it was his baby brother who stunned and silenced mom’s living room. Brandon broke down, sobbing over what was lost and what could have been. His mom told me these brothers had never had this conversation. The two embraced long and hard with Brandon saying “I love you, man.”
 

7 Brian Banks Is Using His Life Experience To Help Others In ‘Final Appeal’

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28 dec. 2017

This segment aired on the KTLA 5 Morning News Show on Thursday December 28th, 2017.
 
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8 Brian Banks on exoneration, second chance

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5 dec. 2012

Brian Banks speaks to the “CBS This Morning” co-hosts about his years in prison, and his new life after being exonerated of a rape he didn’t commit.
 
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9 Brian Banks thankful for time in Atlanta

31 aug. 2013

Brian Banks joins FOX Football Daily to talk about his experience with the Atlanta Falcons.

10 Brian Banks: #FalseRape Accuser Recants

3 okt. 2016

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11 How A Private Investigator Got The Confession THAT HELPED EXONERATE BRIAN BANKS!!!!

14 jun. 2012

12 Brian Banks on Prison Time During Wrongful Conviction, Exoneration, and Movie Deal | FAIR GAME

8 aug. 2019

Former high school football star Brian Banks shares with Kristine Leahy the powerful story of his wrongful conviction, subsequent exoneration, and upcoming major motion picture release.

13 Brian Banks discusses his story & the ’what ifs’ on NFL career | SPEAK FOR YOURSELF

13 aug. 2019

Brian Banks discusses his inspirational story of being wrongly convicted of a crime he didn’t commit. Banks talks not being bitter and NFL career.

14 Aldis Hodge Talks “Brian Banks,” “City on a Hill,” FNL & More w/Rich Eisen | Full Interview | 8/1/19

1 aug. 2019

 
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The first time I heard Brian’s story was on the old Rich Eisen podcast… it was so impactful. I’m glad the world gets to hear his story and hopefully it can impact others.
 
 
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15 America’s Guilty Plea Problem: Brian Banks

23 jan. 2017
 

16 Brian Banks & California Innocence Project

3 apr. 2014

Please support the work of the California Innocence Project! Note: Students at Orange Coast College put together this public service announcement for CIP as a class project. We think it came out pretty good! Thanks, OCC students!

17 Drunk Soldier Forgets About His Kid

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24 okt. 2019

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