Ava DuVernay and Netflix Sued By Central Park 5 Prosecutor Linda Fairstein
Written by laserteam on March 18, 2020
Linda Fairstein, a former prosecutor whose office oversaw the Central Park jogger case, filed a lawsuit on Wednesday claiming that she was defamed by the Netflix series about the case, titled “When They See Us.”
Fairstein sued Netflix, as well as director Ava DuVernay and co-writer Attica Locke, claiming that she was wrongfully portrayed as the racist mastermind behind the wrongful prosecution of five black and brown men. The men were later exonerated.
The four-part drama series was released on Netflix in May 2019.
Full story on Variety