Patrizia Reggiani is standing by her story.
The previous spouse of one-time luxurious style home inheritor Maurizio Gucci is the topic of Ridley Scott’s new film “Home of Gucci” which stars Woman Gaga, Adam Driver, Salma Hayek, Jared Leto and Al Pacino.
The movie is predicated on a e book concerning the 1995 murder-for-hire of Gucci, 46, and the next trial and conviction of his ex-wife. Reggiani, portrayed by Gaga, served 16 years in jail for contracting the homicide.
“I’m not harmless, however I’m not responsible,” the 72-year-old mentioned in a brand new episode of “Individuals Journal Investigates: Killing Gucci.” The documentary is at the moment obtainable for streaming on discovery+.
On Monday, the outlet reported that the particular options one of many final identified American interviews with the previous Signora Gucci, who alleged that her marriage “was damaged by the dangerous influences of the folks round him, within the firm.”
Within the true-crime present, Reggiani recalled how she first discovered of her husband’s loss of life.
“I heard my phone ring, and my nanny informed me that Maurizio was shot,” she mentioned. “First, I couldn’t imagine it after which I believed, ‘My issues are gone’ after which simply [felt] sorrow.”
Reggiani admitted that her hatred in the direction of Gucci intensified after their marriage crumbled.
“In court docket, I [admitted Maurizio and I] hated one another,” she mentioned. “I made loads of threats, however I didn’t give the order to kill him. The others [convicted co-conspirators] blackmailed me. What they mentioned about me was not true.”
In response to the outlet, Gucci and Reggiani married in 1973. However in 1985, the businessman left his spouse for a youthful girl 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 homicide, 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 attributable to good habits.
Reggiani insisted that she nonetheless feels “monumental love” for her ex-husband.
“The factor I miss most with Maurizio is the peaceable surroundings [before the hatred],” she mentioned. “The time I used to be most pleased was after we had been touring.”
“If I met Maurizio now I might inform him to forgive me for what occurred,” she shared. “All of the issues that occurred had been a giant misunderstanding.”
In March, Reggiani informed Ansa, the Italian nationwide information company, that she was “irritated” that Gaga, 35, was portraying her within the movie “with out even having the courtesy of the nice sense to return and meet me.”
“It’s nothing to do with cash as a result of I gained’t be taking a single cent from the movie,” she mentioned. “It’s about widespread sense and respect. I imagine that any good actor ought to first get to know the person who they’re meant to be enjoying. I feel it’s not proper that I wasn’t contacted. And I say this with all of the sympathy and appreciation that I’ve for her.”
In April, it was reported that one in all Gucci’ second cousins, Patrizia Gucci, was fearful that the movie pries into the non-public lives of the Gucci heirs.
“We’re really disenchanted. I converse on behalf of the household,” Gucci informed The Related Press. “They’re stealing the identification of a household to make a revenue, to extend the revenue of the Hollywood system… Our household has an identification, privateness. We will discuss every little thing. However there’s a borderline that can not be crossed.”
The Guccis should 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 homicide of style home founder Gianni Versace, saying the TV collection was not approved and ought to be thought of “a piece of fiction.”
The Related Press contributed to this report.