On Tuesday, Penélope Cruz joined Darren Criss, Edgar Ramirez, and Ricky Martin at the Hollywood premiere of Ryan Murphy's latest production, which focuses on the life and death of the late designer Gianni Versace.
"The Versace family has said its a work of fiction - it is not a work of fiction".
She thanked McCartney on Instagram.
Speaking to Variety at the 2018 Television Critics Association winter press tour, Murphy himself addressed the allegations by the Versace family, echoing the statements of the network.
The Versace family has slammed a new television series on the murder of fashion giant Gianni Versace, saying it was based on nothing more than "work of fiction".
"The company producing the series claims it is relying on a book by Maureen Orth, but the Orth book itself is full of gossip and speculation", they said.
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The Assassination Of Gianni Versace, is based on Maureen Orth's heavily researched and authenticated non-fiction best seller ˜Vulgar Favors which examined the true-life crime spree of Andrew Cunanan. Maureen Orth is an impeccable reporter and we stand by her reporting.
"She has no basis to make claims about the intimate personal life of Gianni Versace or other family members". When the neo-couture designer is shot in the face outside his Miami Beach mansion, perhaps five minutes into the show, one riff-raff-ista snaps a quick Polaroid of his dying body, then begins soliciting business at the top of his voice: "I have the only photo of Versace!".
"All I know is this: Donatella sent Penelope Cruz flowers yesterday". In the book, Orth claims to have information on a medical condition that Gianni was afflicted with, which she found out about from a person who allegedly reviewed his post-mortem test results. "Gianni Versace was a fearless and honest man, who engaged in humanitarian work for the benefit of others".
Vittoriano Rastelli/Corbis via Getty Images "American Crime Story" presents Donatella Versace, at right with her brother Gianni, as "a feminist hero", executive producer Ryan Murphy said. "Of all the possible portrayals of his life and legacy, it is sad and reprehensible that the producers have chosen to present the distorted and bogus version created by Maureen Orth".
The family challenges in particular Orth's claim that Versace was HIV-positive. Our show is based on her reporting so, in that way, it is not a work of fiction, it's a work of non-fiction obviously with docudrama elements.
As noted in the below Twitter share, the show premieres in "7 days" - that's Wednesday, January 17 at 10/9c on FX.