Family slams TV series on Versace murder

  • Family slams TV series on Versace murder

Family slams TV series on Versace murder

Speaking to Variety at the 2018 Television Critics Association winter press tour, Murphy himself addressed the allegations by the Versace family, echoing the statements of the network. Now we're hearing the Versace family speak up as they break their silence.

If Federico Fellini had ever visited South Beach, the result might have been something like The Assassination Of Gianni Versace-a long, horrified gaze at the corrupting effect of celebrity, not just on those who possess it, but on the culture in which they dwell. Ryan Myrphy has based his interpretation of the incidents partly on Maureen Orth's 1999 book called Vulgar Favors: Andrew Cunanan, Gianni Versace, and the Largest Failed Manhunt in US History. "Instead, in her effort to create a sensational story, she presents second-hand hearsay that is full of contradictions", the family claims.

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story premieres on 17 January.

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Thanks to FX's controversial series The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, the Versace family has been in spotlight of late-and they're not exactly happy about it. Orth never received any information from the Versace family and she has no basis to make claims about the intimate personal life of Gianni Versace or other family members.

Versace was the last person of five killed in a spree by deranged murderer Andrew Cunanan, a social climber and purported escort who was obsessed with glamour and fame.

The statement concludes by praising the fashion designer while further insisting that American Crime Story does not have the family's blessing. Maureen Orth is an impeccable reporter and we stand by her reporting.

"Gianni Versace was a fearless and honest man, who engaged in humanitarian work for the benefit of others", the statement reads.

Murphy also pointed out that the vice president and chief designer of the Versace Group, Donatella Versace made a complimentary gesture towards one of the drama anthology's cast members, Penelope Cruz, who portrays her character in the series. "Of all the possible portrayals of his life and legacy, it is sad and reprehensible that the producers have chosen to present the distorted and bogus version created by Maureen Orth".

"On Sunday, Donatella Versace very graciously sent Penelope Cruz a lovely and huge flower arrangement saying good luck because Penelope was at the Golden Globes representing our show." he said.