'We Got It Wrong': Linda Fairstein Stripped Of Glamour's 1993 Woman of the Year Award

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Just days after she closed her social media accounts and stepped down from the boards of a few non-profit organizations, Linda Fairstein is now being stripped of an honor.

Glamour magazine admitted Tuesday that they had made a mistake when they honored the former prosecutor, who was leading the investigation on the Central Park jogger case in April 1989 in which five Black boys were wrongfully convicted.

The story of Antron McCray, Yusef Salaam, Korey Wise, Raymond Santana, and Kevin Richardson—who each served between six and 13 years in prison—is now the center of Netflix’s trending series, When They See Us, directed by Ava Duvernay . . .

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