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USEmbattled Central Park Five Prosecutor Linda Fairstein Doubles Down

11:41  11 june  2019
11:41  11 june  2019 Source:   thedailybeast.com

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Linda Fairstein , the prosecutor of the now-exonerated “ Central Park Five ,” was dropped by her publisher and pressured to resign from the board of Fairstein ’s pushback has done little to help her. The publisher of her crime novels, Dutton, cut its ties to her last week. She also stepped down from

The embattled former prosecutor is leaving various boards and groups, while retailers In the series, Fairstein ’s alleged coercion of the five young men known as the Central Park Five , which Fairstein told the outlet that “she sent similar letters resigning from the boards of God’s Love We Deliver; the

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Linda Fairstein, the prosecutor of the now-exonerated “Central Park Five,” was dropped by her publisher and pressured to resign from the board of charities after the Netflix series When They See Us renewed scrutiny of her role in the case.

But the former sex crime investigator is doubling down on her claim that she did nothing wrong, attacking the production and suggesting that the black teens took part in the infamous 1989 attack on a white jogger.

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Fairstein was the lead of the sex crimes unit at the Manhattan district attorney 's office, who (mis)handled the Central Park Five case. And she's getting dragged for it. Last week, Fairstein was dropped by her publisher, resigned from her prominent role on the board of her prestigious alma

A former prosecutor in the Central Park Five case, Linda Fairstein , has resigned from at least two nonprofit boards as backlash intensified following the

In a Monday night op-ed in The Wall Street Journal, Fairstein called Ava DuVernay’s dramatization of the polarizing crime an “outrage.” Days earlier, Fairstein also criticized the HBO show in an interview with The Daily Beast, calling it a “basket of lies.”

Fairstein’s pushback has done little to help her. The publisher of her crime novels, Dutton, cut its ties to her last week. She also stepped down from the boards of several non-profits: Safe Horizon victims-services agency, God’s Love We Deliver, Joyful Heart Foundation, and Vassar College.

Meanwhile, the Columbia Law School Black Student Organization posted a Change.org petition demanding the university rescind an award for Fairstein and fire her co-prosecutor, Elizabeth Lederman.

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The woman who oversaw prosecutors ' interrogations in the notorious Central Park Five case published an op-ed on Monday.

The Central Park Five , the teens that were Linda Fairstein , the sex crimes prosecutor who coerced false confessions out of the Central Park Five , helped Harvey Weinstein evade assault charges. Her career needs to go down in flames for what she did.

In the Netflix miniseries, Fairstein is portrayed by Felicity Huffman as a racial profiler who dismissed evidence showing the Central Park Five did not beat and rape the jogger.

She claims in the op-ed that just because serial sex offender Matias Reyes confessed to the assault—an admission supported by DNA evidence—doesn’t mean the five are innocent of taking part or did not assault other people in the park.

“Ms. DuVernay does not define me, and her film does not speak the truth,” Fairstein wrote.

DuVernay appeared unmoved by Fairstein’s attempt to salvage her reputation and career.

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