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Publisher Drops Ex-NYC Prosecutor Linda Fairstein over “Central Park 5” Case

HeadlineJun 10, 2019

The fallout continues for former New York City prosecutor Linda Fairstein, as publisher Dutton, a Penguin Random House imprint, announced Friday it was dropping the successful crime novelist. Fairstein has come under fire since the release of a Netflix series about the infamous Central Park jogger case, which saw five Harlem teenagers of color wrongfully accused and convicted for a rape in 1989. At the time, Fairstein was head of the Sex Crimes Unit for the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office. A #CancelLindaFairstein campaign has also grown on social media. Click here to see our hour-long interview with director Ava Duvernay on the series, “When They See Us.”

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