Ron Goldman's Family: We Fear O.J. Simpson TV Series Will Sensationalize The Case
While critics praise the series, the Goldmans are expressing their concerns.
It was a parade of A-listers at the Hollywood premier of the much anticipated O.J. Simpson bioseries, American Crime Story: The People Vs O.J. Simpson, which will air on FX on February 2.
The New York Times calls it "the first must-see show of 2016!"
Variety says the 10 part miniseries is "arresting from the get-go" and calls its performances "uniformly superb.”
Malcolm Jamal-Warner plays Simpson’s best friend, A.C. Cowlings, who drove the Bronco during that infamous slow-speed chase in June 1994.
“People are excited to see the show,” Warner said. “I remember watching and being glued to that TV set.”
But the victims' families are upset.
Nicole Brown Simpson's sister, Tanya, was brought to tears when she watched scenes from the series last week.
“Shame on Cuba Gooding Jr. Shame on John Travolta. Not one person called my family to say we are doing this movie, no one asked what [Nicole] was like.”
Kim Goldman, whose brother, Ron, was killed alongside Nicole, told INSIDE EDITION that she'll watch the show with deep reservations.
“I'm trying to prepare myself for liberties that will be taken to make it more sensationalistic, as if it needed that,” she said.
Kim is played in the movie by Jessica Herman, who said: “I know this is a hard time and it can’t be easy to have people bring it up again.”
Joseph Siravo plays Fred Goldman in the series. “I have tremendous compassion and respect for the Goldman family. It has to be very difficult to relive that again and we did our best to be respectful,” the actor said.
Meanwhile, the renowned doctor behind the Will Smith movie Concussion says he believes Simpson suffers brain damage caused by hits he took to the head when he played football.
Dr. Bennet Omalu said Simpson's behavior is consistent with someone who has CTR - Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy.
“The disease holds and destroys your psyche. It destroys everything that makes you a human being,” he said. "People who suffer from this disease are more likey to engage in violent behaviour."
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