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P.I. Who Got 'He Did Not Rape Me' Confession from Brian Banks' Accuser Speaks Out
Brian Banks, the 26-year-old who was recently exonerated for a kidnap and rape he didn't commit, has been all over the news as he puts his life back together. Meanwhile, NBC Los Angeles has an exclusive with the man who captured Banks' accuser's confession on tape.
Freddie Parish, a private investigator, says that Banks contacted him at the behest of Parish's son, who played football with Banks in high school. Banks had heard from his accuser, Wanetta Gibson, saying she wanted to let bygones be bygones.
Parish says that to capture Gibson's confession, he set up hidden cameras throughout his office. They were not visible, embedded in things like pens and plants.
Sure enough, when Gibson sat down in his office after agreeing to meet face to face, she told Parish that Banks neither raped nor kidnapped her.
“No, he did not rape me," she says when Parish asks. She also answers "no" when Parish asks if Banks kidnapped her.
Gibson additionally explained that she was worried about having to pay back the $1.5 million that her family had been awarded after Banks reached a settlement.
Parish says that he knew he had one shot at helping Banks out.
"There's only one chance to get the goods," he said. "You gotta make it right the first time."