Shady Central Park 5 Prosecutor Goes Off After Being Forced Out Of Organization Amid Backlash
Linda Fairstein, the former lead prosecutor in the infamous Central Park Five rape case is trying to save face, now that she’s been outed in Ava Duvernay’s new Netflix film, When They See Us. As a result of the facts being brought to light regarding Fairstein’s role in having 5 male teens- 4 African Americans and 1 Puerto Rican- wrongly prosecuted, she’s catching all kinds of hell.
She has also just been forced outta her position in a nonprofit organization that she’s been a part of for 20 years. In other words, ol’ girl has just learned that karma does not have a time limit.
Who Is Linda Fairstein?
In 1989 Linda Fairstein headed the Manhattan D.A.’s Sex Crimes Unit, which is also when she reportedly forced false confessions from the 5 teens she wrongly had convicted in the Central Park rape and assault case of Trisha Meili. The teens served 6 to 16 years for crimes they did not commit, before being exonerated of all charges in 2003.
Fairstein is currently a successful children’s book author (which is probably about to cease as well).
For nearly 20 years, she’s also served on the board of Safe Horizon nonprofit organization -which helps predominantly Black and Hispanic victims of abuse and violent crimes- until now.