Patrizia Reggiani is standing by her story.
The former spouse of one-time luxurious style home inheritor Maurizio Gucci is the topic of Ridley Scott’s new film “House of Gucci” which stars Lady Gaga, Adam Driver, Salma Hayek, Jared Leto and Al Pacino.
The movie is predicated on a ebook concerning the 1995 murder-for-hire of Gucci, 46, and the following trial and conviction of his ex-wife. Reggiani, portrayed by Gaga, served 16 years in jail for contracting the murder.
“I’m not innocent, but I’m not guilty,” the 72-year-old stated in a brand new episode of “People Magazine Investigates: Killing Gucci.” The documentary is at present out there for streaming on discovery+.
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On Monday, the outlet reported that the particular options one of the final recognized American interviews with the previous Signora Gucci, who alleged that her marriage “was broken by the bad influences of the people around him, in the company.”
In the true-crime present, Reggiani recalled how she first discovered of her husband’s demise.
“I heard my telephone ring, and my nanny told me that Maurizio was shot,” she stated. “First, I couldn’t believe it and then I thought, ‘My problems are gone’ and then just [felt] sorrow.”
Reggiani admitted that her hatred in direction of Gucci intensified after their marriage crumbled.
“In court, I [admitted Maurizio and I] hated each other,” she stated. “I made a lot of threats, but I didn’t give the order to kill him. The others [convicted co-conspirators] blackmailed me. What they said about me was not true.”
According to the outlet, Gucci and Reggiani married in 1973. But in 1985, the businessman left his spouse for a youthful lady after 12 years of marriage. Their divorce was finalized in 1994. In 1995, he was shot and killed by a hitman Reggiani allegedly employed exterior of his workplace in Milan.
Two years after Maurizio’s murder, Reggiani was arrested for her involvement in orchestrating the crime. After a five-month trial, Reggiani, who was dubbed the “Black Widow” by the Italian press, was convicted in 1998 and sentenced to 29 years in jail. She was launched in 2016 after serving 18 years because of good conduct.
Reggiani insisted that she still feels “enormous love” for her ex-husband.
“The thing I miss most with Maurizio is the peaceful environment [before the hatred],” she stated. “The time I was most happy was when we were traveling.”
“If I met Maurizio now I would tell him to forgive me for what happened,” she shared. “All the things that happened were a big misunderstanding.”
In March, Reggiani advised Ansa, the Italian nationwide news company, that she was “annoyed” that Gaga, 35, was portraying her within the movie “without even having the courtesy of the good sense to come and meet me.”
“It’s nothing to do with money because I won’t be taking a single cent from the film,” she stated. “It’s about common sense and respect. I believe that any good actor should first get to know the person that they are meant to be playing. I think it is not right that I wasn’t contacted. And I say this with all the sympathy and appreciation that I have for her.”
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In April, it was reported that one of Gucci’ second cousins, Patrizia Gucci, was nervous that the movie pries into the non-public lives of the Gucci heirs.
“We are truly disappointed. I speak on behalf of the family,” Gucci advised The Associated Press. “They are stealing the identity of a family to make a profit, to increase the income of the Hollywood system… Our family has an identity, privacy. We can talk about everything. But there is a borderline that cannot be crossed.”
The Guccis are usually not the primary Italian style household to wrestle with onscreen depictions about tragic occasions. The Versace household put out an announcement in 2018 concerning the season of Ryan Murphy’s “American Crime Story” that handled the murder of style home founder Gianni Versace, saying the TV sequence was not licensed and ought to be thought-about “a work of fiction.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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