“But I also think what [Donatella] did to Antonio was really sh–ty, and so, I really don’t care what she thinks, other than we were really truthful to Maureen’s book and we did our own reporting. But I also really admire [Donatella], because I think what she did was impossible. Her brother was gunned down, he was the love of her life, other than her children, and he was taken from her. And she was faced with an insurmountable position and she kept that business going in the face of great odds and she really accomplished something. And I think that Penelope portrayed her as such. I don’t know. I can never think about that because that would cloud how we created the work and I was just trying to find the truth.”— Ryan Murphy in an interview with E! News when asked whether he’s heard from the real-life Versace family about his FX show American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace. In the series finale, Donatella informs Antonio that he’ll receive no financial support from the family after the death of her brother and Antonio’s lover, Gianni.