Former NY Prosecutor’s Defamation Claim Survives Netflix’s Motion to Dismiss

Former NY Prosecutor’s Defamation Claim Survives Netflix’s Motion to Dismiss

By Steven T. Lowe / December 7, 2021

On August 9th, 2021, a U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled on a defamation lawsuit arising out of the depiction of a former prosecutor, Linda Fairstein, in Netflix’s limited series “When They See Us.” The series depicted the arrests, trials, and convictions of the “Central Park Five” from 1989-1990. The…

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