OJ Simpson didn’t go to prison during the murder trial that has inspired ‘The People vs OJ Simpson,’ but he is in jail now and because of that he can’t watch the series that depicts one of the most troubling parts of his life.
Simpson has been able to see commercials and previews, which has allowed him to form an opinion on the series.
Simpson’s attorney Malcolm LaVergne said that the former football great has no problems with how he’s shown in The People v. O.J. Simpson – the new FX drama set to premiere Tuesday night on FX – but believes his defense attorney Johnnie Cochran is depicted unfairly.
LaVergne added that Simpson admired Cochran, who is portrayed by the actor Courtney B. Vance in the series.
A prison friend of Simpson recently revealed to DailyMail.com that he was furious about the new show, produced by Ryan Murphy, because he feels that he had been ‘ignored.’
The friend added; ‘He says they have created this soap-opera based on what other people are saying and what has been falsely reported in the papers, but nobody had the b***s to talk to him.’
Simpson is basing these comments on commercials and ads he has seen for the program having not been able to watch any episodes of the show.
He was unable to see the premiere on Tuesday night as he is currently incarcerated in Nevada where prisons don’t carry the FX network.
It’s surprising to learn that special accommodations weren’t made for OJ to watch the series. It’d be interesting to know his thoughts about the debut episode.