Oprah received a huge amount of praise online as her “Exonerated 5” interview aired on the Oprah Winfrey Network.
Ava DuVernay, creator and director of the series “When They See Us”, about the five men wrongfully convicted of rape, shared her thoughts on Twitter.
DuVernay insisted nobody else could have done the chat.
Other people commented on how hurtful it was to see the five men in such pain.
The group, previously known as the Central Park 5 — Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana, and Korey Wise — were between the ages of 14 and 16 when they were falsely accused of raping a woman in 1989.
After they had spent six to 13 years in prison, a serial rapist confessed to the crime.
It was also revealed Wednesday that DuVernay’s Netflix show had become the most-watched series in the U.S. every day since it premiered on May 31.