The Prosecutor In The Central Park Five Case Says ‘When They See Us’ Is The Most Unfair Thing To Happen And LOL
If you have yet to see the Netflix series “When They See Us” stop reading and go watch it asap.
That said, by now we’re sure that you are at least somewhat familiar with the case of the Central Park Five about the five Black and Latino young men that were wrongly accused of raping a woman in Manhattan in 2019. While the boys were between the ages of 15 and 16 when they were pressured to confess to the crime, which resulted in their imprisonment for years until they got exonerated as adults. The city awarded them millions of dollars for their illegal sentence.
While all of that information is on record, one of the main culprits of the case is not happy with her portrayal as the villain of the film.
Linda Fairstein, the prosecutor that convicted the five young men, said Ava DuVernay showed a work of fiction in her Netflix film “When They See Us.”
Fairstein, who was played by Felicity Huffman (who coincidently committed crimes to get her daughter into college), wrote an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal and said that DuVernay lied in her portrayal of the case and of her.
“Ms. DuVernay’s film attempts to portray me as an overzealous prosecutor and a bigot, the police as incompetent or worse, and the five suspects as innocent of all charges against them. None of this is true,” she wrote.
She went on to say that despite the charges dropped against the men, she knows they were involved in crimes the night of the 1989 rape.
“There were more than 30 rioters, and the woman known as the ‘Central Park jogger,’ Trisha Meili, was not their only victim. Eight others were attacked, including two men who were beaten so savagely that they required hospitalization for head injuries.”
She also said that even though Matias Reyes confessed to the crime, and the DNA supported that, Fairstein noted all of the charges against them should not have been dropped.
“I agreed with that decision, and still do. But the other charges, for crimes against other victims, should not have been vacated.”
People on social media let her have it by saying she’s been lying about this case since day one.
DuVernay made a film with facts only.
But the one liar is saying someone else lied? Make so much sense.
Claiming to be a victim when you ruined the life of others is truly reaching.
This lady has so much nerve.
DuVernay did so many of us a favor by informing us about what happened so many years ago.
Fairstein has been living her life, writing books, speaking all over the country and now she’s mad because of this movie.
At least Fairstein is inspiring others to fight for real justice.
Other lives will be saved because of her mistakes.
Now, the prosecutor is finally getting what she deserves.
DuVernay did have the last word on the matter and told Oprah how she feels about Fairstein.
“I think that it’s important that people be held accountable,” DuVernay told Oprah on June 10. “And that accountability is happening in a way today that it did not happen for the real men 30 years ago. But I think that it would be a tragedy if this story and the telling of it came down to one woman being punished for what she did because it’s not about her. It’s not all about her. She is part of a system that’s not broken, it was built to be this way. It was built to oppress, it was built to control, it was built to shape our culture in a specific way that kept some people here and some people here. It was built for profit. It was built for political gain and power.” It sure was.