FX's American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson hit the right chord with critics and viewers. However, Kim Goldman is unhappy with the portrayal of her late brother Ronald Goldman in the FX series.
Ronald was an American waiter who was killed along with Nicole Brown Simpson in 1994, leading to a criminal investigation and arrest of former American NFL player-turned-actor O.J. Simpson.
Kim in an interview with Today said: "I'm forced now to have to endure this week after week." The sister of the late Goldman is furious at her brother's portrayal in American Crime Story and claims "he was a hero".
"What I think is unfortunately going to get lost in this is that my brother was doing a good deed. [He] walked in on what we believe was a horrific crime and he didn't run," she shared. Kim added: "They don't show that in this. And that really sucks. My brother could've run and saved his own life. And he stayed to help his friend [Nicole]... I want people to remember my brother was a hero."
Simpson was found not guilty of both murders on 3 October 1995. Two years later, he was found liable in a civil trial brought by Ronald's parents.
The pilot episode of the Ryan Murphy series garnered a viewership record for an original drama premiere with 5.11 million viewers, reported Variety. The show is based on the book "The Run of His Life: The People V. O.J. Simpson" by Jeffrey Toobin. The series is a look at the Simpson trial told from the perspective of the lawyers.
The show has a star studded cast, with Cuba Gooding Jr playing OJ Simpson, John Travolta as Robert Shapiro and Sarah Paulson as Marcia Clark. Friends star David Schwimmer plays Robert Kardashian, Billy Magnussen will be seen as Kato Kaelin and Courtney B Vance as Johnnie Cochran. The show airs on Tuesdays at 10pm ET/PT on FX.