I Am the Central Park Jogger by Trisha MeiliA timeless, “triumphant” (Entertainment Weekly) story of healing and recovery from the victim of a crime that shocked the nation: the Central Park Jogger. As featured in When They See Us—the Netflix limited series created, written, and directed by Ava DuVernay that retells the story of the Central Park Five, the young men wrongly accused of this crime.
Shortly after 9:00 p.m. on April 19, 1989, a young woman jogs alone near 102nd Street in New York Citys Central Park. She is attacked, raped, savagely beaten, and left for dead. Hours later she arrives at the emergency room—comatose—she has lost so much blood that her doctors believe it’s a miracle shes still alive. Meet Trisha Meili, the Central Park Jogger.
I Am the Central Park Jogger recounts the mesmerizing, inspiring, often wrenching story of human strength and transcendent recovery. Called “Hero of the Month” by Glamour magazine, Meili tells us who she was before the attack—a young Wall Street professional with a promising future—and who she has become: a woman who learned how to read, write, walk, talk, and love again...and turn horrifying violence and certain death into extraordinary healing and victorious life. With “moments of unexpected grace and insights into life’s challenges….Meili’s story—the story the public never knew—is unforgettable” (The Buffalo News).
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In , Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York City finally settled with the Central Park Five, a group of teenagers who were convicted and later exonerated in connection with the rape and brutal assault on a jogger. We have an obligation to do something fair for them, for the whole city to turn the page and move forward. But the settlement remains a decision that Trisha Meili -- the jogger in that horrific attack -- says the city should not have made. And the police and prosecutors involved in the case agree. ET on ABC. I support the work of law enforcement and prosecutors. They treated me with such dignity and respect.
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The Central Park jogger case was a criminal case in the United States based on the assault and rape of Trisha Meili, a year-old white woman who was jogging in the park, and attacks on eight other persons, in areas ranging from the North Woods of Manhattan 's Central Park to the Reservoir , on the night of April 19, Three of the victims were black or Latino. The New York Times in described the attack on her as "one of the most widely publicized crimes of the s". Attacks in Central Park that night were allegedly committed by a loose group of 30—32 teenagers, and police attempted to apprehend suspects after crimes began to be reported between 9 and 10 p. They took into custody 14 or more other suspects over the next few days, and arrested a total of ten suspects who were ultimately tried for the attacks.
Skip navigation! Story from TV Shows. Elena Nicolaou. When They See Us gives the holistic, empathetic account of the Central Park Five — the five young men accused of raping a jogger and leaving her for dead — that the media at the time never did. While the series exclusively focuses on the five teenagers, Trisha Meili is an essential part of the real events. Here's what you need to know. What happened to Trisha Meili?