Benjamin Crump tapped to host ‘Evidence of Innocence’

Series producer Rushion McDonald said he was inspired to create the show in response to the national headlines regarding the racial injustice in America’s justice system.

Benjamin CrumpFrom the “Amanda Knox” documentary to the Story of the San Antonio Four,  there are several TV shows and movies that tell true stories and fictional accounts of individuals who have been wrongfully convicted and TV One is the latest to join the bandwagon.

Production is underway for their new documentary series, “Evidence of Innocence,” which will profile true stories of individuals who were convicted of crimes they didn’t commit.  Attorney Benjamin Crump will host the series, which will air on TV One.

Emmy and NAACP Image award-winning producer Rushion McDonald of 3815 Media is the series executive producer and creator, in partnership with Jupiter Entertainment. McDonald is currently executive producer of “The Steve Harvey Show.” His past credits include producer for “Jamie Foxx,” The Parkers,” “Family Feud,” “Think Like A Man” and “Think Like A Man Too.”

“TV One is excited to partner with Rushion McDonald to spotlight the inspirational stories of wrongly accused people who were fortunate to find justice after being wrongly accused and convicted for crimes they did not commit,” said Tia Smith, TV One Sr. Director of Original Programming and Production. “These stories of redemption after going through horrific circumstances are certain to encourage viewers to face their own personal challenges with renewed resolve.”

Slated for a 2018 premiere, the series will be hosted by Civil Rights Attorney and President of the National Bar Association Benjamin Crump, who served as the lead attorney for the families of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, and Alesia Thomas.

McDonald said he was inspired to create the show in response to the national headlines regarding the racial injustice in America’s justice system. Instead of focusing on the negative aspects, the show will tell the story of how the wrongly accused maintained their faith while waiting on the opportunity to prove their innocence.

“As Attorney Crump says, all you have to do is sit in the back of a court room and you’ll see that justice is not equal in this country,”said McDonald. “However, this show is different from any other true crime show. Even though these persons received the blunt end of a bad deal, their stories are inspiring.”

“Evidence of Innocence” is produced for TV One by 3815 Media and Jupiter Entertainment. Rushion McDonald, Todd Moss and Allison Wallach serve as Executive Producers. Executives in Charge of Production are Robert Twilley and Harrison Land. For TV One, Tia Smith is Executive in Charge of Production and Sr. Director of Original Programming and Production; and D’Angela Proctor is Head of Original Programming and Production.

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