The second season of the American Crime Story entitled The Assassination of Gianni Versace by Ryan Murphy has debuted. Only a few people were known about the reason behind the murder of Gianni Versace and the life of Andrew Cunanan was covered with mystery.
The first episode of the series has quickly linked serial killer Andrew Cunanan with his final target Gianni Versace. Cunanan's habit of lying and his unreal qualities seems doubtful, so, what is the truth behind Cunanan's and Versace's relationship? Is it his misconception?
Based on the book written by Vanity Fair contributing editor Maureen Orth, Cunanan and Versace first met in San Francisco in 1990. Orth explained the details how Cunanan and his friend Eli Gould meet Gianni, the fashion designer, in the nightclub Colossus' V.I.P room.
The same time, next man named- Doug Stubblefield- stated that he had seen Cunanan and Versace together several times in San Francisco. He said he had seen Cunanan, Versace and socialite Harry de Wildt in a car on Market Street. Orth writes, "To show off, Andrew had the car come to the curb, and Andrew and Doug had a conversation."
However, Wildt refused to accept his meeting with Cunanan. The chaos rose after Cunanan’s friend, Steven Gomer, told Orth that Cunanan had individually introduced him to de Wildt. He also revealed that Cunanan claimed to have met Versace in Capriccio the next evening.
Versace's family have always been telling that he had never met his killer before. But, in an interview with Vanity Fair, Orth confirmed that he has no doubt that the two met. He said:
There is no doubt in my mind that those two met. That all is absolutely fact-based, on-the-record reporting.
Orth was the first to make a correct guess about the possible killer after the news of Versace's murder broke in July 1997.