‘American Crime Story’ O.J. Simpson Installment Mostly Truth But Sprinkled With Key Embellishments

American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson has taken the television world by storm. The crime occurred more than two decades ago, yet the fascination has not died down. When the murders occurred and Simpson was indicted, the country went nuts. The not guilty verdict shocked the nation when it was read in 1995. Since then, various documentaries, books, and other accounts have come to light. This is a true American crime story, one that is garnering record views for the FX network.

Because American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson is being called a “real” account of what happened with behind-the-scenes information, many are taking it as completely factual. According to E! Online, American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson does have some embellishments and misinformation. The opening for the first episode was a little different than what happened when the bodies of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman were found. The dog obviously played a role in the discovery, but only after the neighbor was followed home by Simpson’s dog. While it was only a minor detail, it was still embellished a bit more than should have been, according to some critics.

There were some other minor details in the first episode of American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson that were a little more than hard to believe. When the funeral saw Faye Resnick and Kris Jenner in mourning, there was a conversation between the ladies that resulted in the admission that Nicole Brown Simpson was scared of O.J. Simpson. Several viewers have been wondering why her friends didn’t step in beforehand, and if they are still carrying their guilt today. Faye Resnick is currently starring on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, as is Kathryn Edwards. Both of these ladies have ties to this case, which makes things look more suspicious now.

It has never been a secret that the Kardashian family was close to the Simpson family. American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson touches on this heavily in the first episode. Robert Kardashian took O.J. Simpson to his vacation home, where he brought his family. This was to get him away from the chaos in town and to get rest before having to turn himself into the police. There was a scene where O.J. Simpson attempted to take his life in one of the girls’ bedrooms. American Crime Story wrote it as Kim Kardashian’s room, but according to Heavy, it was actually Khloe’s room. There were posters on the wall in the show, but that was not indicative of what the bedroom actually looked like according to insiders.


The second installment of American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson airs tonight on the FX network. There are 10 shows set to air, and all of them will be featuring both fact and fiction. Many of the consultants for the show were a part of the original occurrence and trial. Several of the actors met with the people they were portraying or the families of the people. Cuba Gooding Jr. did not meet with O.J. Simpson, though. There is still a lot going on with the former football player, and he is serving time in prison for unrelated crimes. Rumor has it that O.J. Simpson is not thrilled with the way he is being presented. While many viewers would beg to differ, it seems that casting the doubt of guilt upon the character is not sitting well with Simpson. By the time American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson finishes airing, everyone will have an opinion about whether or not this changes how they felt two decades ago.

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