Central Park Five prosecutor Linda Fairstein is releasing her white rage against “When They See Us” director Ava Duvernay and calling the mini-series “a basket of lies”.
Following the release of Duvernay’s critically-acclaimed mini-series on the disturbing details surrounding the case of the Central Park 5, Fairstein has become a trending topic in the #cancellindafairstein movement.
The former Manhattan District Attorney’s Office prosecutor has finally broken her silence after many have called for a boycott of her books and the removal of her board positions within various organizations.
“It’s a basket of lies,” the 72-year-old told The Daily Beast and claimed that the Netflix miniseries was “a totally and completely untrue picture of events and my participation.”
She also said the film was “putting words in my mouth that I never said in Oliver Stone fashion.” Fairstein also placed Duvernay at fault for tarnishing her image.
“She’s behind it,” Fairstein said. “Her lies are behind it all.”
Fairstein also surprisingly had no fear of her novels being dropped by her publisher.
“My publisher is fantastic,” she claimed.
Fairstein also denied Duvernay’s claim that she tried to control the scripts for the new miniseries.
“Fairstein said she hired a lawyer to send DuVernay a detailed letter cataloging the public record of the case but never heard from her again,” the Daily Beast reported.
Earlier this week, DuVernay said she reached out to Fairstein and other key figures.
“I informed them that I was making the film, that they would be included, and invited them to sit with me and talk with me so that they could share their point of view and their side of things so that I could have that information as I wrote the script with my co-writers,” she said. “Linda Fairstein actually tried to negotiate. I don’t know if I’ve told anyone this, but she tried to negotiate conditions for her to speak with me, including approvals over the script and some other things. So you know what my answer was to that, and we didn’t talk.”
Fairstein recently resigned from her position in Vassar University’s Board of Trustees.
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