Central Park 5 Prosecutor Slams The Netflix Series, Saying Its Full of Lies
We haven’t heard the last of Linda Fairstein.
The former prosecutor best known for her work in the 1989 Central Park Five case is pissed at how she was portrayed in the acclaimed new Netflix series When They See Us — directed by Ava DuVernay.
Linda took her anger to the Wall Street Journal, where she wrote an op-ed claiming that the series is “so full of distortions and falsehoods as to be an outright fabrication.” She also said that Ava created “an utterly false narrative involving an evil mastermind (me) and the falsely accused (the five).”
Linda says the series left out important evidence, such as a 30-person riot that allegedly occurred in Central Park on the night of jogger Trisha Meili’s rape. She accuses Ava of leaving it out to focus on the five Harlem teens, and as a result, painting her in a bad light.
Due to the outcry from the series, Linda’s publisher has since dropped her.
Linda also says that there were many other victims that night, “including two men who were beaten so savagely that they required hospitalization for head injuries.”
She further says that one of the Central Park Five teens (Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana, Korey Wise and Antron McCray) was supposedly carrying a “14-inch metal pipe — the same type of weapon that was used to bludgeon both a male schoolteacher and Ms. Meili.”
Of course, people aren’t really buying it. And Linda continues to say that she believes the five teens are guilty. Something tells us her professional career might be in the toilet.