Central Park Five Prosecutor Linda Fairstein Dropped by Longtime Book Publisher
Linda Fairstein was dumped by her publisher this week, following increasing backlash over her role in the Central Park Five case.
The former prosecutor was portrayed in the newly released Netflix series When They See Us, based on the highly publicized Central Park Jogger case, in which five boys of color were wrongfully convicted of assault and rape. The teens—Raymond Santana, Kevin Richardson, Antron McCray, Yusef Salaam, and Kharey Wise—were fully exonerated of the crime in 2002, after convicted serial rapist and murderer Matias Reyes confessed to carrying out the attack on Trish Meili. About five years ago, the Central Park Five settled a civil lawsuit against New York City for $41 million.……
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