LAPD detective Mark Fuhrman is slamming FX's American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson.
Fuhrman, who found the all-important glove left behind at Simpson's house following the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman, is not pleased with the FX miniseries. His importance in the case has just been introduced on The People v. O.J. Simpson, where he is played by Steven Pasquale.
Now 64, Fuhrman is lashing out against the series' producers for allegedly not reaching out to the prosecution to get their side of the story.
"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," Fuhrman told the New York Post recently. "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 added that it is "immensely sad" that The People v. O.J. Simpson serves to "elevate a narcissistic, violent man to victim status just because he was a black athlete."
He admitted, "I am angry and bitter because the truth is a massaged reality. Let's play grownup 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."
Miniseries creators Larry Karaszewski and Scott Alexander have not responded to Fuhrman's comments.
American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson airs Tuesdays at 10/9c on FX.