Linda Fairstein

The former prosecutor whose office oversaw the Central Park Five case has filed a defamation lawsuit against Netflix and director Ava DuVernay over her portrayal in the acclaimed miniseries “When They See Us.” Linda Fairstein is also going after co-writer Attica Locke for depicting her as a racist who wrongfully prosecuted the five Black and brown men accused of raping a white, female jogger in the […]

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NEW YORK (AP) — Former “Central Park Five” prosecutor Linda Fairstein is condemning how she’s portrayed in the Netflix series “When They See Us,” writing that the program is “full of distortions and falsehoods.” Directed by Ava DuVernay, the film tells of the wrongful conviction of five young black and Latino men for the 1989 […]

NEW YORK (AP) — A former prosecutor in the Central Park Five case has resigned from at least two nonprofit boards as backlash intensified following the release of the Netflix series “When They See Us,” a miniseries that dramatizes the events surrounding the trial. On Tuesday, the president of Vassar College posted a letter on […]

Since the premiere of Ava DuVernay’s compelling Netflix series, “When They See Us,” a call to boycott Linda Fairstein has ensued.

Since the premiere of Ava DuVernay’s compelling Netflix series, “When They See Us,” a call to boycott Linda Fairstein has ensued.