Central Park jogger case
“I asked him this morning how he feels about it," the Central Park Five miniseries director wrote. "He said, ‘They give me love and I give them love. It’s good.’”
The "When They See Us" director responded to the president, who stands by his call for the five falsely accused teenagers' execution in 1989.
The president once took out full-page ads calling for the execution of five teens who were later exonerated in the notorious 1989 rape case.
Elizabeth Lederer's resignation comes after students demanded she leave for her role in wrongfully convicting five black and Latino boys in the 1989 Central Park jogger case.
Ava DuVernay responded to the former prosecutor's op-ed, tweeting, "Expected and typical. Onward..."
The former prosecutor has faced renewed backlash after the release of Ava DuVernay's stunning Netflix limited series, "When They See Us."
People are calling on retailers to pull books by the prosecutor-turned-author for her role in the infamous case.
The director said watching the men see themselves in this four-part series is a career highlight.
Ava DuVernay's Netflix miniseries about the Central Park Five is a timely reflection of the nature of racial narratives.
The acclaimed director also revealed the release date for the highly anticipated Netflix series.