July 11, 2019
Central Park Five member Korey Wise just invested $960,000 on a luxurious Harlem apartment, speaking volumes about how he's risen up from all the challenges that he's faced in life.
Korey Wise was once wrongfully accused and jailed at age 16 for a 1989 rape case and abuse of a 28-year-old jogger in Central Park. Now, he owns a luxurious condo in Harlem and is living life the best way he can.
Wise, whose life was portrayed by Jharrel Jerome in Netflix's "When They See Us," a film about the Central Park Five, a group of black men who were accused of multiple crimes that happened in the famous park. Ultimately, they weren't guilty.
Korey, at 16, was tried as an adult and suffered multiple forms of abuse during his 14 years in prison.
Now 46 years old, Wise works as a criminal justice activist and public speaker. To add to that, he now owns a whopping $960,000 dollar one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment in Harlem which includes a washer/dryer, oversized windows, and an open kitchen.
The unit is also made with hardwood floor, marble bathrooms with porcelain flooring, and a centralized heat and air system.
A convicted murderer and rapist, Matias Reyes, confessed to the assault and rape that happened in 1989, back in 2002. After that, the Central Park Five, or those who were wrongfully accused of crimes they didn't do, sued New York City.
By 2014, the city paid the Central Park five $41 million to try and compromise for the loss of years they spent back in prison.
In 2015, wise donated $190,000 of his money to the Innocence Project at the University of Colorado Boulder, hoping to help others who suffered the same fate as him yet have not been given the same privilege of being set free.
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