On Monday, they released a damning statement in response to the show. "The Versace family will issue no further comment on the matter".
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Now artistic director and vice-president of the Milan-based Versace fashion group, Donatella said in an interview published by Italian daily la Repubblica on Wednesday that the series and a book it draws on contain gossip and contradictions.
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In a previous statement issued via The Hollywood Reporter, the Versace family said that they did not have any involvement in the production of the drama anthology about the death of Gianni adding that it was not authorized by them and should be taken as a work of fiction. The series also picked up a number of Emmy Awards for its editing, styling, and casting among others.
Vanity Fair was Andrew Cunanan's favorite magazine, so there's a certain synergy to Maureen Orth's engrossing and meticulously researched account of Cunanan's 1997 cross-country killing spree, which left celebrated designer Gianni Versace and four others dead before Cunanan took his own life. The series will also cover the gay community in San Diego, as well as Cunanan's struggles with the homophobic culture of the time.
USA channel FX, which airs the series, responded to the Versace family's first statement.
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This series is a stand-alone second instalment of American Crime Story which airs on January 16 on FX, follows the life and death of fashion designer Gianni Versace, who at the height of his career was killed by a serial killer Andrew Cunanan in front of his mansion.
The nine-part series, made by 21st Century Fox and premiering next week, stars Spanish actress Penelope Cruz and Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin. FX released a statement saying they "stand by the meticulous reporting of Ms. Orth", and Murphy said the book "has been vetted for nearly two decades".
"On Sunday, Donatella Versace very graciously sent Penelope Cruz a lovely and huge flower arrangement saying good luck because Penelope was at the Golden Globes representing our show." he said.
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