During the weeks leading up to the release that FX’s “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: the American Crime Story,” the late designer’s family members have been vocal about their displeasure.
In early January, they was released a statement saying the family had not authorized the series, therefore it should be viewed as a work of fiction. Series creator Ryan Murphy had based the second season of his anthology series on a book by journalist Maureen Orth,
After statement, Murphy and the family volleyed back and forth, with him claiming that the series is “a work of nonfiction obviously with docudrama elements” and them hitting back that Orth’s book is “full of gossip and speculation.”
Meanwhile, Orth’s publisher, Random House, joined the fray, defending the book as “a carefully reported and extensively-sourced work of investigative journalism by an award-winning journalist with impeccable credentials.”