O.J. Simpson is definitely not thrilled about FX’s “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” and he has yet to see it. Orenthal has formed an opinion of the series based on reports he gets about the show, but does he really have a say so in how the story was depicted? Read more inside…
Jeffrey Felix informed The Hollywood Reporter that O.J. has had multiple issues regarding the FX-series, beginning with the casting of Cuba Gooding, Jr.
“[O.J.] knows he is taller. He knows he is better looking. He has a bigger head. He is more muscular,” stated Felix.
Felix hasn’t had direct contact with O.J. about the show, but he still has multiple contacts within that facility who periodically update him in regards to the series..
“He is unhappy with the show because it is kind of making it seem like he is totally guilty,” Felix says. Some of the guards have begun to make fun of Simpson because of the series, he adds.
Another aspect of the series Simpson is not pleased with was him being depicted as failing a lie detector test following murderers of Nicole Brown and Ronald Goldman.
“He told me he passed that [test] years ago,” says Felix, who has a book coming out about his time with Simpson, Guarding the Juice.
Felix, during his tenure at the facility, says he was somewhat of a confidant to Simpson after he was asked by a previous warden to keep a close watch on the football and movie star out of fear he would be targeted by both inmates and fellow guards.
Whenever Simpson wanted to chat, the two would have their “Jew-Juice time,” a name Simpson came up with because Felix is Jewish, he says.
Lovelock does not get FX and DVDs are not allowed, so Simpson will not get to see the show until possibly next year when he is up for parole. Felix says the odds may be in Simpson’s favor as he is “model inmate.”
“He is trying to lay low in there,” Felix says. “He is doing a great job.”