LOS ANGELES – “American Crime Story: The People vs. OJ Simpson” has broken FX ratings records and has viewers hooked; however several of the real-life key players from the OJ Simpson trial are not satisfied with the show’s accuracy. Witness Mark Fuhrman and lawyer Alan Dershowitz, who were both involved in the 1994 case, have slammed the series along with Khloe Kardashian who claims the show is exaggerated.
Dershowitz, who was an appellate adviser to Simpson during the trial, told FOX411 the show got the real-life story wrong.
“It’s not accurate; it’s more gossipy about the lawyers and how they get along with each other and how they didn’t get along with each other,” he explained. “Obviously it makes Marcia Clarke into something of a hero figure. In reality, the prosecutors blew the case, and I wish the public would see why the jury voted the way they did.”
However, Clark, head prosecutor in the case, spoke to Vulture and said the show isn’t that far-fetched.
“They can't get everything right. But they get the big stuff right. And God, what more can you ask than that, seriously?” she said. “So all I can say is, at the end of the day I think it's a really terrific series. It's impressive.”
LAPD officer Mark Fuhrman, who served as a witness, told the New York Post, that he refuses to watch the show. Fuhrman is portrayed as a racist in the series.
“The last 20 years, I have watched the facts dismissed by the media, journalists and the public simply because it does not fit within the politically correct narrative,” he said. “At this late date, FX is attempting to establish a historical artifact with this series without reaching out to any prosecution sources.”
Dershowitz said FX created the show using only the facts that would reel in ratings.
“They do have the facts but for purposes of ratings chose not to use those facts and use the facts that will promote viewership, mainly arguments between the lawyers, people getting mad at each other,” he explained. “For example you have a scene of OJ Simpson failing the lie detector test. There are only four people in the world who know whether he passed or failed the lie detector test. OJ Simpson is one of them, the lie detector guy is another and the other two are lawyers who are not supposed to talk...There is a lot of made up stuff in there.”
Khloe Kardashian— daughter of Robert Kardashian, one of Simpson’s lawyers— told James Corden that she appreciates the way her family has been portrayed, however the show got some of the facts wrong.
"Like when O.J. was contemplating suicide, it was in my room and not Kim's room,” she explained. “They're kind of sensationalizing the Kardashian name in it, but I think to bring a younger audience in. I'm not upset about it, but there was some scene of the kids chanting 'Kardashian' when my dad was reading the potential suicide note. I even called Kim, because I was 10. I said, 'Did that happen? I don't remember any of this happening? She goes, 'Absolutely not’ did that happen!"
Simpson was sat on trial for the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman and he was acquitted in 1994.
Tanya Brown, Nicole’s sister, expressed her concern to People that “The People vs. OJ Simpson” may not accurately depict the deceased.
"They didn't take the families into consideration," she said. "Who is defending my sister?"
FOX411 reached out to Tanya Simpson, however she declined to comment on the show or the trial.
Kim Goldman, Ronald Goldman’s sister, told "FOX & Friends" she understands the show is not about victims but FX could have reached out anyway.
“I want people to remember the victims although I realize this show is not about them, I just think that’s a little unfortunate,” she said. “I didn’t expect to be asked for approval or permission, I just would liked to been extended an olive branch so I could have been a little bit more prepared.”
"The People vs. OJ Simpson" premiered at an average of 8.3 million viewers, beating FX's previously highest-rated shows, “American Horror Story” and “The Shield.”
“American Crime Story: The People vs. OJ Simpson” is on FX Tuesday nights.
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