By: Evette Champion
If there is one thing that baffles the world even to this day, is how did OJ Simpson get off that murder rap for the murder of his wife, Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend, Ron Goldman.
Well, if you want to relive that whole media spectacle and head-scratching trial that you thought would have ended up with a guilty verdict, you can! February 2nd, FX will begin airing The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story. This 10-part series creates the whole ordeal (minus the gruesome murder out of respect for the dead of course).
Well, it doesn’t seem like anyone is very pleased about this—least of all OJ Simpson, who is up for parole next year on an unrelated charge.
According to a source close to Simpson:
‘He says they have created this soap-opera based on what other people are saying and what has been falsely reported in the papers, but nobody had the b***s to talk to him. ‘And he feels it will be just be a bunch of BS because nobody knows what really happened, but OJ. He’s also resents that it’s a payday for everyone else and it’s his story.’
The mini-series is based off of the Jeffrey Toobin’s 1996 book, “The Run of His Life: The People v. OK Simpson” a book that, coincidentally, didn’t ask for his side of the story, either. The mini-series is also using court transcripts as a guide.
It isn’t just OJ who is upset though, the families of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman have their own concerns.
“They didn’t take the families into consideration,” Tanya says. “Who is defending my sister?”
Ron Goldman’s father, Fred, also has concerns:
“You are going to have people basing their beliefs on a movie,” he says, believing that the younger generation will learn of the case through this mini-series. “Last time I checked, we don’t rely on movies for facts.”
We wonder too about how accurately the mini-series will play out. What do you think? Should the production team reached out to Simpson so he could give his side of the story, or was the real Case of the Century enough for you?