Though Jeffrey Toobin’s 2000 best-seller, A Vast Conspiracy: The Real Sex Scandal that Nearly Brought Down a President,was optioned as source material more than a year ago, Murphy says they had second thoughts. And he’s already relayed as much to a relieved Lewinsky, whom he ran into at a Hollywood party.
“I told her, ‘Nobody should tell your story but you, and it’s kind of gross if they do,'” Murphy recalls saying. ” ‘If you want to produce it with me, I would love that; but you should be the producer and you should make all the goddamn money.'”
American Crime Story Season 4 as a whole hasn’t been axed, according to the publication, with producers said to be exploring other ‘timely’ stories on which to base the fourth chapter.