“When They See Us” tells the story of the “Central Park Five” — five teen boys of color who were wrongly convicted of taking part in the rape and beating of a woman who had been jogging in Central Park in 1989.
Fairstein claims she was defamed because her portrayal was inaccurate. The suit was first filed in March of 2020. Fairstein was played by Felicity Huffman in the series.
“The series portrays [Fairstein] as the architect of various theories of the Five’s guilt, and through the concluding scenes of the series, she remains persuaded of their involvement in the face of countervailing evidence,” U.S. District Judge Kevin Castel noted in his ruling. “Fairstein alleges that nearly every scene depicting her is a fabrication that presents her in a false and defamatory light.”
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