Versace's Murder Highlighted in Season Two of American Crime Story

The Assassination of Gianni Versace American Crime Story

The Assassination of Gianni Versace American Crime Story

All we can say for sure is that the Versace family did not sign off on any of it.

On the day The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story held its premiere in Hollywood, the Versace company issued a statement saying that the series was an "act of fiction", and added that it "did not authorise and was not involved in the television series".

He was a victim of serial killer Andrew Cunanan, a 27-year-old gay man who had murdered at least four others in a three-month killing spree before turning up at the fashion designer's home. In the first half of the episode, listen to a discussion between Robinson, Lawson, and Katey Rich, deputy editor of VF.com, on Vulgar Favors, the Versace statement, and what to expect when the FX series launches next week.

In true Versace fashion, the Italian brand is delivering some drama, just in time for the release of The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story. Maureen Orth is an impeccable reporter and we stand by her reporting. We had known that Penelope Cruz had reached out to Donatella Versace once she received the part.

But Murphy said Donatella recently sent a bouquet over to Cruz offering her best wishes for the show.

The statement goes on to specifically call out instances in the book that they say are false. "As for them calling our work a 'work of fiction, ' I don't agree with that". "Versace is based on a non-fiction book by Maureen Orth that has been discussed and dissected and vetted for close to 20 years", he explained. 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. "Instead, in her effort to create a sensational story, she presents second-hand hearsay that is full of contradictions", the family claims.

In particular, the Versace family contends that the writer "makes assertions" about the late designer's medical condition "based on a person who claims he reviewed a post-mortem test result, but she admits it would have been illegal for the person to have reviewed the report in the first place (if it existed at all)".

Following Monday's premiere, the Versace family released a statement confirming members had no input in the project. But according to the Versace family, this version of the story, based on a book by Maureen Orth and directed by Ryan Murphy, isn't an accurate depiction of what actually happened. Detailing exactly the who, what, when, and where of how Cunanan and Versace knew each other, Orth said, "There is no doubt in my mind that those two met".

With the series that follows the critically acclaimed The People V O.J. Simpson on the horizon, the Versace family have shown that they are in a less than celebratory mood.

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