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Former Prosecutor In The Central Park Five Case To Sue Netflix Over 'When They See Us' Portrayal

Former Prosecutor In The Central Park Five Case To Sue Netflix Over 'When They See Us' Portrayal

Hot97 Staff
03/19/2020 12:00 AM EDT
The former prosecutor of the Central Park Five case, Linda Fairstein has decided to take matters into her own hands. Fairstein has filed a lawsuit against Netflix over the portrayal of her in the docuseries When They See Us. The lawsuit states that she felt singled out in the series and called the portrayal false and defamatory. Part of it reads, “The film series was deliberately calculated to create one, clear and unmistakable villain to be targeted for hatred and vilification for what happened to The Five.”The docuseries, When They See Us, shows viewers what Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana, and Korey Wise went through during the 1989 rape trial of the Central Park jogger. Netflix has yet to respond to the claim.