Book Publisher Gives Her the Boot
6/7/2019 12:33 PM PDT
Linda Fairstein‘s world continues to crumble … her book publisher has just kicked her to the curb as the fallout continues, following her portrayal in Netflix’s miniseries, “When They See Us.”
The Central Park 5 prosecutor will no longer have a relationship with Dutton, which confirmed it had “terminated its relationship” with the best-selling crime novelist. The move comes on the heels of an online push to boycott her publishers and distributors … after the Netflix series dramatized her role that led to the wrongful conviction of 5 teens for the 1989 rape and beating of a female jogger.
Earlier this week, TMZ reached out to multiple people at both Penguin Random House and its subsidiary, Dutton — the two publishing companies that peddled her 14 novels — but they went radio silent. As did Linda’s literary agency, ICM Partners. Not a peep.
Fairstein’s latest book with Dutton had been “Blood Oath” back in March. Dutton dropping Fairstein’s just the latest in a string of moves that led to Fairstein resigning from at least 2 nonprofits as well as from Vassar College.
Glamour Magazine also said it was a mistake to give her the Woman of the Year Award in ’93 … adding they wouldn’t do it again. The backlash also included #CancelLindaFairstein all over social media.
AP first reported her termination.