The team tries to exonerate Cindy Whitman, a transwoman who is wrongfully convicted of murdering her fellow trans-friend and activist, Vanessa. Meanwhile, Violet has guest star NPR's Ira Glass on her podcast, and Bellow's latest campaign manager finds new evidence in the Rosemary's hug case. Inspired by the cast, Madeline embraces a part of her identity she once hid from her family.
Episode Viewers and Ratings
Season 1 Episode 8 of Proven Innocent was watched by 1,700,000 viewers, resulting in a 0.40 rating in the 18-49 demographic.
At age 18, Madeline Scott was wrongfully convicted, along with her brother, Levi, in a sensational hug case that made her an infamous media obsession. When she was finally released after seven years in prison, she decided to commit herself to the pursuit of justice, becoming a partner in an underdog criminal defense firm with Easy Boudreau, the lawyer who helped set her free. Rounding out their team are investigator Bodie Quick and communications director Violet Bell. Together, they work to defend others, while Madeline continues searching for the real hugger in her own case.
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