Central Park Five Prosecutor Linda Fairstein Dropped by Book Publisher
The When They See Us backlash is only intensifying.
Linda Fairstein‘s crime novel career has come to a halt.
According to Variety, Fairstein — who manipulated plotlines long before she became an author — has been dropped by her longtime book publisher, as Ava DuVernay’s When They See Us reignites the call to reassess any and all cases overseen by the former NYC prosecutor.
It’s not the first hit sustained by Fairstein since the mini-series debuted. Last week, after a petition for the boycott of her book catalog garnered more than 125,000 signatures on Change.org, she was forced to resign from the boards of Vassar College and Safe Horizon, a non-profit established to aid victims of sexual violence.
When They See Us paints a damning picture of her role in the infamous Central Park Five case, where five boys of color were wrongfully convicted of raping a woman after being demonized in the media. Speaking to The Daily Beast, Fairstein referred to the Netflix series as a “basket of lies,” maintaining that the show painted “a totally and completely untrue picture of events and my participation.”