With ‘American Crime Story’ premiering in less than a week, Nicole Brown Simpson’s sister is speaking out in a new interview revealing that she’s very upset she wasn’t reached out to — and is wondering how they could portray her sister’s relationship without talking to her family.
The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story shows many sides of O.J. Simpson‘s case — but the executive producer of the show revealed that out of respect for the victims, they didn’t reach out to families involved. Instead, it was fully based it on the court transcripts and Jeffrey Toobin‘s book, The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson. However, Nicole Brown Simpson‘s family isn’t happy that they weren’t asked. In a new interview, Nicole’s sister, Tanya says that the FX show will now be biased.
“They didn’t take the families into consideration. Who is defending my sister?” Tanya Brown says in the Feb. 8 issue of People magazine. “Losing Nicole was painful for me of course, but seeing my parents – and the kids – go through what they went through was horrendous. That was my pain, really.” For Tanya, the mini-series just brings back bad memories. “This is not just drama and good television. There were two lives that were taken. Who is defending Nicole?”
She also revealed that for her, the mini-series just drags up horrible memories. “I don’t wish what my family went through on my biggest enemy,” she said. However, she has settled down with her family now — kids Sydney, 30 and Justin, 27.
The family of Ron Goldman, the other victim in the case, is also curious as to how much content on the show will be fiction. “You are going to have people basing their beliefs on a movie,” he says of the younger generation that will be seeing the case for the the first time on Ryan Murphy‘s show. “Last time I checked, we don’t rely on movies for facts. It’s an attempt to turn a tragedy into a money maker.”
Kris Jenner also chimed in on the story, agreeing that “a new generation” will be introduced to such a “horrific” act that “could have been prevented.”
Do you think the show should have reached out to the families involved, or do you think they were right not to?