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The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story netted more than 5 million viewers, a record for an FX debut.  So how does O.J. himself feel about the show?  Well O.J. Simpson is not happy with the new television series focusing on his 1995 murder trial in Los Angeles because of the way it portrays one of his lawyers.

According to the Daily Mail (before the premiere):

Simpson’s attorney Malcolm LaVergne said that the former football great has no problems with how he’s shown in The People v. O.J. Simpson – the new FX drama set to premiere Tuesday night on FX – but believes his defense attorney Johnnie Cochran is depicted unfairly.

LaVergne added that Simpson admired Cochran, who is portrayed by the actor Courtney B. Vance in the series.

A prison friend of Simpson recently revealed to DailyMail.com that he was furious about the new show, produced by Ryan Murphy, because he feels that he had been ‘ignored.’

The friend added; ‘He says they have created this soap-opera based on what other people are saying and what has been falsely reported in the papers, but nobody had the b***s to talk to him.’

Simpson is basing these comments on commercials and ads he has seen for the program having not been able to watch any episodes of the show.

According to ABC (after the premier):

A friend and former manager of O.J. Simpson, Norman Pardo said today on “Good Morning America” that even though Simpson is not happy with the miniseries that takes viewers back to his criminal trial in the slayings of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman, Simpson, who was found not guilty, is likely watching the miniseries from prison.

“He’ll say he won’t but he always does,” Pardo said. “It’s about him, even though it’s fictional or what not, it’s still, it’s about him so he’ll watch. Somehow, they’ll figure out a way to do it.”

The 68-year-old Simpson is being held at Lovelock Correctional Center on a 2008 kidnapping and armed robbery conviction.

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