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Former Central Park Five Prosecutor Hits Netflix and Ava DuVernay with Defamation Lawsuit

*The former prosecutor whose office oversaw the Central Park Five case has filed a defamation lawsuit against Netflix and director Ava DuVernay over her portrayal in the acclaimed miniseries “When They See Us.” Linda Fairstein is also going after co-writer Attica Locke for depicting her as a racist who wrongfully prosecuted the five Black and brown […]

Ava DuVernay and Netflix Sued for Defamation Over ‘When They See Us’ Interrogation

*Ava DuVernay and Netflix are being sued by a police interrogation company over a scene in the director’s miniseries on the Central Park Five case, “When They See Us.” John E. Reid & Associates is the company behind the popular “Reid Technique,” a controversial police interrogation tactic that’s been slammed by critics who believe the […]

Ava DuVernay’s ‘When They See Us’ is Big Winner at AAFCA TV Honors

*Marina Del Rey, CA – The African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) handed out eight awards and two honorary awards today to celebrate the excellence, innovation and diversity in television this year. The luncheon in the Fireside Room at the California Yacht Club was filled with guests that included AAFCA members, industry executives, Chaz Ebert, […]

‘When They See Us’ is Most Watched Series on Netflix in U.S.

*Ava Duvernay’s four-part miniseries “When They See Us” has been the most-viewed series on Netflix for the past 13 days in the U.S. since it premiered on May 31,” the streaming giant tweeted Wednesday. The four-part series tells the story of five teenage boys of color who were wrongfully convicted of sexually assaulting a woman […]

‘When They See Us’ Made Me Mad as Hell! – An EUR Movie Review

*I do not know how I really feel about the Ava DuVernay directed and executive produced Netflix Original movie, “When They See Us,” the story of the “Central Park Five.” First off, the acting was superb; award winning in fact.  Actually, the entire movie was an award-winning caliber production. Ava Duvernay outdid herself in the […]

Linda Fairstein: Central Park 5 Prosecutor ‘Bout to be Ousted from Nonprofit Org.

*Linda Fairstein, the real-life prosecutor in the infamous Central Park Five case is finally coming face to face with her demons. She is no longer welcome at the nonprofit organization she worked on for nearly 20 years. If you’ve been watching Ava DuVernay’s monumental new Netflix series about the case, “When They See Uss Coming,” […]