Versace Family Slams Second Season of American Crime Story

Versace Family Slams Second Season of American Crime Story

Accordingly, Ryan is adamant that Penelope would not have taken on the part if the story didn't check out. The Versace family let the audience know that the upcoming series was not made or even conceived with their input and that it may even be in direct opposition to the real-life facts of the case.

In a statement sent by the company, the Versace family said "in the attempt to create a sensational story, (the TV drama) presents gossip full of contradictions". The interview was conducted early Wednesday morning, before the Versace family had specifically named Orth in its latest complaint against the FX series and its treatment of Gianni's legacy. The family's statement (via THR) indicates that the show won't exactly be filled with nuggets of inside information courtesy of the people involved back when the tragedy unfolded in 1997. Now we're hearing the Versace family speak up as they break their silence.

The series had to be considered "an act of fiction", it said, given it drew inspiration from a book that was not authorised - Maureen Orth's "Vulgar favours".

The family discredits the show's authenticity by poking holes in the integrity of its source material, the 2000 book Vulgar Favors: The Assassination of Gianni Versace by Maureen Orth. As the season has not yet aired, we can't say just how closely the show will adhere to the events as described in the book.

The Versace family have released a second statement criticising the new season of American Crime Story.

Versace Family Slams Second Season of American Crime Story
Versace Family Slams Second Season of American Crime Story

I was also alive when the gay designer Gianni Versace was murdered/assassinated at the hands of Andrew Cunanan in 1997. Edgar Ramirez will play Gianni Versace, while Darren Criss will play Cunanan.

This isn't the first time the family has expressed doubts about the American Crime Story, but it is the first time it has released an official statement. O.J. Simpson was reportedly not a fan of how his story was told on the show; the Versace family may be on the very same page. The first season of American Crime Story is currently streaming on Netflix, and our 2018 Netflix guide can point you toward your other streaming options now and in the coming weeks. I was amazed that so much more was able to be brought to the small screen.

'She is a friend, she said she will treat me with respect - yes but I don't know what will be from a book that says incredible falsehoods, ' she said, speaking about the book which the series was partially based on.

The second season of Ryan Murphy's anthology series, which premieres January 17, examines the death of the famed Italian fashion designer - but his family wants viewers to know that the series "should only be considered a work of fiction", adding that much of the story has been sensationalized and is based on "second-hand hearsay". "We stand by the meticulous reporting of Ms. Orth".

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