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Mariska Hargitay: Haven't been in touch with Linda Fairstein

Jun. 18, 2019 11:11 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — "Law & Order: SVU" star Mariska Hargitay says she hasn't been in touch with friend Linda Fairstein since the former "Central Park Five" prosecutor was dropped by her publisher, though the actress acknowledged Fairstein resigned from the board of a charity she founded. In an interview...

Central Park 5 prosecutor won't seek renewal of Columbia job

Jun. 12, 2019 11:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Fallout from the Netflix miniseries that dramatizes the events surrounding the Central Park Five trial continues. The New York Post reports that Elizabeth Lederer informed Columbia Law School on Wednesday that she would not seek reappointment as a part-time lecturer due to negative...

Linda Fairstein condemns Netflix series on Central Park Five

Jun. 11, 2019 1:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former "Central Park Five" prosecutor Linda Fairstein is condemning how she's portrayed in the Netflix series "When They See Us," writing that the program is "full of distortions and falsehoods." Directed by Ava DuVernay, the film tells of the wrongful conviction of five black and Latino...

Michael B. Jordan presents Central Park 5 with courage award

Jun. 8, 2019 1:20 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael B. Jordan told the men known as the Central Park Five Friday that he cannot watch footage of the new series "When They See Us" without getting emotional and feeling like as a young black man he too could have faced a similar ordeal. "It's dangerous in America when you're living...

Publisher drops Central Park Five prosecutor Linda Fairstein

Jun. 7, 2019 4:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Linda Fairstein has been dropped by her publisher as fallout continues for the former Central Park Five prosecutor over the wrongful conviction of five teens for the 1989 rape and beating of a female jogger. On Friday, Dutton spokeswoman Amanda Walker confirmed a statement that the...

Central Park 5 prosecutor resigns from nonprofit boards

Jun. 4, 2019 10:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A former prosecutor in the Central Park Five case has resigned from at least two nonprofit boards as backlash intensified following the release of the Netflix series "When They See Us," a miniseries that dramatizes the events surrounding the trial. On Tuesday, the president of Vassar...