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Photo by: ADAM NADEL

** FILE ** Tawana Brawley speaks to supporters at Bethany Baptist Church in the Brooklyn borough of New York on Dec. 2, 1997. She is flanked by Alton Maddox (left) and her stepfather Ralph King (right). In 1987, Brawley's allegations of a racially charged rape became a national flashpoint. (Associated Press)

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