CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 15, 1988
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(Studio: Charles Kuralt) Report introduced.
(NYC: Harold Dow) Alleged rape and assault of New York teenager Tawana Brawley recalled; details given, scenes shown. [Last November, BRAWLEY - says one rapist was police ofr.] Med. evidence noted showing no indication of rape. Brawley's attys. Alton Maddox and C. Vernon Mason and civil rights activist Reverend Al Sharpton reported not allowing Brawley to discuss alleged crime with authorities. Bill Cosby and Mike Tyson noted supporting cause. [During interview with CBS reporter Mike Taibbi, ex-Sharpton aide Perry McKINNON - says case is fraud.] McKinnon noted passing lie detector test. [McKINNON - quotes Maddox.] Brawley cncl.'s arguments listed on screen; IRA and New York attorney general Robert Abrams being compared to Adolf Hitler mentioned. Mother Glenda Brawley's contempt of court actions discussed. [McKINNON - says Mason, Sharpton and Maddox trying to start riot.] [NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) spokesperson Hazel DUKES - describes situation.] [On "Donahue", SHARPTON - comments on situation.] Attorney General reported subpoenaing McKinnon to testify before grand jury.