The Exonerated Five's Korey Wise Purchases Condo Overlooking Central Park
The luxury condo was listed for $960,000 but purchased by Wise for $925,000.
Korey Wise was the eldest of the Central Park Five who, alongside Raymond Santana, Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, and Yusef Salaam, was wrongfully accused and jailed in the 1989 rape and beating of a 28-year-old jogger when he was 16.
READ: Central Park 5 Prosecutor Linda Fairstein Resigns From Nonprofit Board Amid When They See Us Backlash
Now, at the age of 46, Wise has purchased a luxury condo that overlooks the park associated with the incident that drastically changed his life.
In a report from the New York Post, the criminal justice activist and public speaker is the owner of a $925,000 one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment in Harlem. The 803-square-foot condo, which includes a washer/dryer, oversize windows and an open kitchen, was originally listed for $960,000.
The story of the Central Park Five has resurfaced amid the release of Ava DuVernay's When They See Us, the Netflix drama miniseries based on the events surroinding 1989 Central Park jogger case. The miniseries led to backlash against prosecutors Elizabeth Lederer and Linda Fairstein.
Lederer resigned from her teaching position at Columbia Law School, while Fairstein resigned from two board member positions — as a Board of Trustees member at Vassar College, and as a member of the board of directors at Safe Horizon.
Fairstein previously spoke out against the miniseries and DuVernay, claiming that the Netflix show presents "a totally and completely untrue picture of events and my participation," and puts "words in my mouth that I never said in Oliver Stone fashion."
Fairstein also called it a "basket of lies" and accused DuVernay of orchestrating a public campaign against her.
"She's behind it," Fairstein said. 'Her lies are behind it all."
Source: New York Post