Published: Sat, January 13, 2018
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

The Versace Family Continues to Distance Itself From American Crime Story

The Versace Family Continues to Distance Itself From American Crime Story

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story airs in the United States on 19 January with a UK air date expected to follow soon after on BBC Two.

The second season of the anthology series is officially released on FX in the U.S. on Wednesday, January 17.

The family statement continued that because no one in the family authorized the book from which the series if partly drawn, or participated in the writing of the screenplay, the series should be considered 'a work of fiction'.

Alongside Ramírez and Criss, the starry cast also boasts Penelope Cruz as Donatella Versace while Latin singing sensation Ricky Martin is slated to play Versace's longtime partner Antonio D'Amico. The Assassination of Gianni Versace will obviously cover a lot of real-life events and people. The first season of the anthology drama courtesy of Ryan Murphy was a huge hit as it followed the infamous murder trial of O.J. Simpson, and the second season will attempt to recreate that success with the story of the murder of Gianni Versace back in 1997. 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. "Instead, in her effort to create a sensational story, she presents second-hand hearsay that is full of contradictions".

The statement calls into question Orth's assertions about Gianni Versace's medical condition at the time of his death, which she wrote based on reports made by a person who claimed to have viewed a post-mortem test result.

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Vittoriano Rastelli/Corbis via Getty Images "American Crime Story" presents Donatella Versace, at right with her brother Gianni, as "a feminist hero", executive producer Ryan Murphy said.

It was produced by 21st Century Fox and drew inspiration from Maureen Orth's 1999 book "Vulgar Favors". "In making her lurid claims, she ignores contrary information provided by members of Mr. Versace's family, who lived and worked closely with him and were in the best position to know the facts of his life". "Gianni Versace was a courageous and honest man, who engaged in humanitarian work for the benefit of others".

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. We'll have to wait and see how the second season of American Crime Story compares to the first season.

"Vulgar Favors was acclaimed and embedded for nearly 20 years now so we stand behind Maureen and we stand behind the book", he said.

It also shows the family's devastation and determination to keep the House of Versace thriving despite suffering the enormous loss of its founder. This is based on Maureen Orth's book.

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