Former LAPD detective Mark Furhman is refusing to watch the FX hit miniseries, The People Vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.
Speaking to the New York Post, he said: “The last 20 years, I have watched the facts dismissed by the media, journalists and the public simply because it does not fit within the politically correct narrative.
“At this late date, FX is attempting to establish a historical artifact with this series without reaching out to any prosecution sources. In a time when Americans read less and less and investigative journalism is on vacation, it is sad that this movie will be the historical word on this infamous trial. After all, it was ‘based on a true story.’”
Fuhrman was the first law enforcement official to go to Simpson’s house to question him following the deaths of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown and her friend, Ron Goldman, in June 1994.
The 64-year-old told the Post: “This miniseries will most probably define not the historical record of the murder of two people, but the almost pathological desire to elevate a narcissistic, violent man to victim status just because he was a black athlete. Immensely sad.
“I am angry and bitter because the truth is a massaged reality. Let’s play grown-up for a while. This is not about me. There will be another O.J., and what we have learned is that political correctness and stupidity trump justice.”
During the trial, Simpson’s legal team alleged that the detective planted a bloody glove on Simpson’s property as part of a racially motivated effort to frame the star.
Witnesses from the detective’s past were called to make a case against his reputation and paint him as a racist. Fuhrman testified that he had not used the N-word in the last 10 years and branded anyone who said he had as a liar. He later pleaded no contest to perjury charges.
In the miniseries, Fuhrman has been seen collecting Nazi memorabilia and his testimony will be part of an upcoming episode.
When asked by the Post if he is bothered how the public perceives him over 20 years since the trial, he replied with a quote from the western film, Monte Walsh: “You have no idea how little I care.”
He retired in August 1995, two months before the jury in the Simpson murder case announced its nog guilty verdict.
He is a frequent contributor to Fox News and has written many true-crime books, including one on the Simpson case, Murder in Brentwood.