An upcoming FX miniseries that goes inside the famous 1994 murder trial of O.J. Simpson has struck a nerve with Nicole Brown Simpson’s sister Tanya and with others. In an interview with Dr. Phil, Nicole’s younger sister Tanya Brown says she’s angry and that the producers of “The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” never contacted her or her family before making the program.
“I’m watching television one night, like, last week or the week before with my mother. My mom goes, ‘Change the channel,’ because a miniseries commercial came on,” Tanya tells Dr. Phil in the episode which airs Monday. “How’s a mother supposed to react to that? Have some respect!”
Tanya goes on to say that she’s offended that they would make an entertainment television show about the death of her sister and her sister’s friend, Ronald Goldman.
“This is not drama. Two people, brutally chopped up, basically,” she says. “Everybody pretty much saw my sister’s body at the bottom of the stairs covered with the white sheet. We all saw that. But they showed Ron’s body and Dr. Phil, when I saw that, I was like that is just the epitome of disrespect!”
The 10-episode FX miniseries, which premieres February 2, explores the 1994 trial of former professional football star O.J. Simpson, who was tried for the murders of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and Ronald Goldman, from the perspective of the lawyers and is rumored to reveal never-before-heard wheeling and dealing that went on behind the scenes.
On Monday’s episode of Dr. Phil, Jeffrey Toobin, author of the book that inspired the miniseries, The Run of His Life: The People vs. O.J. Simpson, weighs in with why he believes the movie is a truthful portrayal of events. And, hear from Ronald Goldman’s sister and father, and Brian “Kato” Kaelin, who says he questions the authenticity of the series