Ava DuVernay brought the injustice of 5 young men in NYC, that were convicted wrongly for attacking a woman in Central Park, only for them to be released many years later only after someone else had a coming to Jesus moment and confessed. Surprisingly enough to the critically acclaimed producer/director, Ava DuVernay, her Netflix docu-series, “When They See Us” was a trending smash hit from the moment it was rolled out, and trended the movement to no longer refer to the unjust of 1989, Antron McCray, 15, Kevin Richardson, 14, Yusef Salaam, 15, Raymond Santana, 14, and Korey Wise, 16 as the Central Park Five, but as what they should be called the Exonerated Five.
Unfortunately the woman that is partly responsible for their wrongful incarcerations and not surprisingly didn’t want to share with Ava DuVernay her two cents for the docuseries, former NYC Prosecutor Linda Fairstein isn’t happy after the success of “When They See Us” because she didn’t like how we seen her, so now it is being reported that Linda Fairstein has filed a defamation lawsuit against Netflix and Ava DuVernay.
“In the film series, which Defendants have marketed and promoted as a true story, Defendants depict Ms. Fairstein — using her true name — as a racist, unethical villain who is determined to jail innocent children of color at any cost,”
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TSR STAFF: Christina C! @cdelafresh ___ Of all the things going on right now, Exonerated 5 prosecutor #LindaFairstein thought it was the appropriate time to hit #AvaDuVernay and #Netflix with a lawsuit for her portrayal in “When They See Us.” ___ Fairstein filed the federal suit today, saying she warned Ava about it before the limited series was released on Netflix. Fairstein claims she told Ava about her concerns of being portrayed in a false and defamatory manner. ___ Ava allegedly said Fairstein had no right to object before seeing the series. Once the critically acclaimed series actually dropped, Fairstein says every episode in which she appeared portrayed her as a “racist, unethical villain who is determined to jail innocent children of color at any cost.” ___ In the suit, which was obtained by @tmz_tv, Fairstein objects to how the case was portrayed in the series, denying that she unlawfully interrogated unaccompanied minors. She also denies calling for a roundup of “young black-click the link in our bio to read more. 📸: @gettyimages
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@ava along side Ryan Coogler are my favorite new generation of directors. She directed When They See Us #netflix And it is one of the hardest things to watch. It’s like watching Passion of the Christ with black people. You know what’s gonna happen, but still cry cause you can’t believe how cruel it gets. But it’s very humanizing. Makes you appreciate what little or big your parents can offer you. Best story telling I’ve ever seen. #WhenTheySeeUs #cancellindafairstein #lindafairstein