Linda Fairstein Sues Netflix, Ava DuVernay Over ‘When They See Us’

Published: Wednesday 18th Mar 2020 by Rashad

‘When They See Us,’ the Netflix miniseries that recounted the reported mishandling of the infamous Central Park Five case of the late 1980’s, has become one of the streaming giant’s most critically acclaimed offerings since arriving on the platform in summer 2019.

Yet, despite its ongoing fanfare, there’s one the award-winning, Ava Duvernay special shouldn’t expect a “thumbs up” from – author Linda Fairstein (the former Manhattan District Attorney’s office prosecutor who fought to ensure their five’s convictions).

Nine months after taking to the ‘Wall Street Journal’ to slam her portrayal in ‘When They See Us’ as ‘an outright fabrication’ (as we reported here), the 72-year-old is taking her complaints to court.

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Netflix fired back with the following:

“Linda Fairstein’s frivolous lawsuit is without merit. We intend to vigorously defend When They See Us and Ava DuVernay and Attica Locke, the incredible team behind the series.”

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  1. Meme March 18, 2020

    The nerve of this racist privilege pig. What is the bases of her suit? Did she not form a cases with false info against those boys? We’re the now men not paid money because they unlawfully imprison?

  2. Clarks0o0ñ March 18, 2020

    White women are EVIL

    Remember white women owned slaves.

    White women wore their sunday best and watched with glee and cheered when their white husbands were whipping black slaves

    • Only Facts March 18, 2020

      Keep that same energy with the racist woman you stan for

      • Clarks0o0ñ March 18, 2020

        Keep the same energy with the racist flop (normani) u stan also.

        Atleast Camila has apologized, normani has refused to address the issue or apologise to the Asian community.

        U also stan dua lipa, who sings the n word back in 2014.

        U also stan sza who hates gay men

        U also stan arainna Grande, who does black face and is a culture vulture, pretending to be a black woman.

      • Naïme March 18, 2020

        Lool preach it. Except she is not a woman but a horse faced piece of trash.

    • Moti25 March 19, 2020

      Don’t forget sneaking the n****** in the house for some good BBC! Smh

  3. Only Facts March 18, 2020

    Good luck with that lawsuit b*tch. Can’t sue when what they said was TRUE! Racist TRASH!!

    • Clarks0o0ñ March 18, 2020

      Ur faves slutmani is also a racist trash flop and a hypocrite

      Atleast Camila has apologized

      When will racistmani apologize for mocking Asian people.
      We got her on candid camera being racist to Asians.

      Let’s not forget the xenophobic video of slutmani mocking a foreign cab driver.

      Normani is ugly, a flop and a racist
      Gurl pick a struggle.

      • Only Facts March 18, 2020

        Keep spreading lies. The video was clearly doctored which is why no reputable news outlets picked it up. You’re trash. Go lick a doorknob

      • Clarks0o0ñ March 18, 2020


        Keep telling ur self that so u can sleep well at night.

        Normani is a full fledged racist who hates Asian people
        She has refused to learn from her mistakes
        She has refused to take responsibility
        She has refused to apologise
        Typical racist behaviour

        Not only is normani a racist but she a hypocrite. Acting all high and mighty when her herself has a racist past.
        We have video evidence of her mocking Asian people

        We got the ugly racist bìtch on candid camera. Lol

        Atleast Camila has apologized, and made amends. Donates to charities that feed afrixan kids and kids in the middle east

        Normani has refused to apologise.
        An ugly flop who cant sing and is a whole racist. This is who u stan.

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