‘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.
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.”