Here's What The Versace Family Thinks Of 'American Crime Story: Gianni Versace'

Here's What The Versace Family Thinks Of 'American Crime Story: Gianni Versace'

The 52-year-old writers comments come after the Versace family issued a statement criticising FXs new mini-series, which explores the assassination of the renowned Italian designer. He committed suicide days after slaying Versace. (The People vs O J Simpson: American Crime Story) was based on a non-fiction book by Jeffrey Toobin. Written by author Maureen Orth, book is called Vulgar Favors: Andrew Cunanan, Gianni Versace, and the Largest Failed Manhunt in U.S. History and covers the events before, during, and after the shocking murder of the legendary fashion designer.

"She worked for Vanity Fair". FX released a statement saying they "stand by the meticulous reporting of Ms. Orth", and Murphy said the book "has been vetted for nearly two decades". Naturally, she turned her research into a book, which is also titled The Assassination of Gianni Versace and was based on "400 interviews and thousands of pages of police reports", according to the Amazon page for the tome. "Were not making a documentary", Murphy told Entertainment Weekly.

The nine-episode series "The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story" stars Edgar Ramirez as Gianni, Spanish actress Penelope Cruz as his sister and Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin as Gianni's boyfriend.

In a statement, the designers fashion house had denied granting any permission to the makers with respect to the much-anticipated project.

The family of Gianni Versace is not happy about the recently-debuted drama series by Ryan Murphy about his untimely death.

The family then condemned the TV series in its entirety for taking Orth's book as a work of nonfiction. We had known that Penelope Cruz had reached out to Donatella Versace once she received the part.

This is unedited, unformatted feed from the Press Trust of India wire.

The family challenges in particular Orth's claim that Versace was HIV-positive. "Instead, in her effort to create a sensational story, she presents second-hand hearsay that is full of contradictions".

The show's executive producer Brad Simpson shed some light on the situation at last night's premiere, explaining to Variety: "This isn't authorized, and we don't make any pretense at it being authorized".

Catch the premiere of The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story on January 17 at 10 p.m. ET on Fox.

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