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Former Manhattan prosecutor settles defamation suit against Netflix, creators for portrayal in ‘When They See Us’ series

Posted on AllSides June 4th, 2024
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(CNN) — A former Manhattan prosecutor reached a settlement with Netflix Tuesday after she sued the company and the creators of the 2019 series “When They See Us” for defamation, according to a statement from her attorney and court filings. Linda Fairstein, a former prosecutor who was part of the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office when it tried the criminal case against the young men who became known as the “Central Park Five,” filed a suit against Netflix, “When They See Us” producer and director Ava DuVernay and writer Attica Locke...

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