Ron Goldman: Family of Murder Victim Slams The People v O.J. Simpson

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Even if you've never watched an episode, you're likely familiar with the controversy surrounding the current FX miniseries The People v O.J. Simpson.

Whether it's the show's bizarre commentary on the Kardashian family, or its portrayal of Simpson as an unhinged, inscrutable charmer, producers have been criticized for treating the trial the same way that millions of Court TV viewers regarded it in 1995 - as soapy entertainment.

The father and sister of Ronald Goldman, who was stabbed to death alongside Nicole Brown Simpson on that fateful night in Brentwood, have been making their feelings about the series known and they spoke out against it yet again during a recent interview on Steve Harvey's show.

"I think it's really insensitive to not consider the families at all," says Kim Goldman in an interview set to air today.

“I don’t know what the probative value is of the show. It’s everywhere all over again and people are, ‘Oh, the acting is riveting and this is such a great plot line,’ and I’m thinking, ‘These are murders.'"

“This show just kind of ripped the Band-Aid right back off, poured gallons of salt in it. And then they’re gonna put the Band-Aid off and they’re going to leave us to be."

Indeed, it does seem as though producers have focused entirely on turning the grisly crimes into marketable entertainment, with little focus on the trauma suffered by the families, or the lessons to be learned from Simpson's long history of domestic violence in the years leading up to the murder.

But as Harvey says in the clip below, that's Hollywood.

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