Linda Fairstein still doesnt believe the Central Park Five.

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'Full of Distortions and Falsehoods': Linda Fairstein Weighs in on 'When They See Us'

June 11, 2019

By Cameron Jenkins

Linda Fairstein has spoken out about her role in the conviction of The Central Park Five.

In an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal, she says Ava DuVernay’s series “When They See Us” is an “outright fabrication” and “full of distortions and falsehoods”.

Fairstein maintains that all five men were not completely innocent.

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"There was certainly more than enough evidence to support those convictions of first-degree assault, robbery, riot and other charges," she wrote.

She wrote that evidence included clothing stained with blood and dirt, and statements from other kids who were involved in the riot.

"The facts of the original case are documented in a 117-page decision by New York State Supreme Court Justice Thomas Galligan, in sworn testimony given in two trials and affirmed by two appellate courts, and sworn depositions of more than 95 witnesses—including the five themselves," she wrote.

Fairstein ended her op-ed by stating that "Ms. DuVernay ignored so much of the truth about the gang of 30 and about the suffering of their victims—and that her film includes so many falsehoods—is nonetheless an outrage." and "Ms. DuVernay does not define me, and her film does not speak the truth."

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DuVernay responded on Twitter writing "Expected and typical. Onward..."

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