While millions of viewers tune in each week to watch FX's "The People v. O.J. Simpson," prosecutor Christopher Darden won't be grabbing for his remote control anytime soon.
In an interview with Entertainment Tonight on Monday, Darden, who served on the prosecution team alongside Marcia Clark during the 1994 "trial of the century," revealed that he has not watched the FX mini-series based off of the O.J. Simpson trial, and stated that he has no plans to watch in the future.
"I lived it, you know -- I was there," Darden said. "This is really someone else's creation, and I am not part of that creation. ... They did not bother to consult me or ask me about it. I don't think I have any responsibility in terms of watching."
Darden noted that he's spent decades "trying to get past" the outcome of the trial, and isn't interested in reliving that part of his life, saying, "I can do without it."
"Maybe in three years I can go back and read Twitter and not be offended ... or angry," Darden said. "But you spend 20 years trying to get past something like that. You spend 20 years trying to move on with your life, and then it all catches up with you."
Darden also discussed his relationship with Clark in real life in comparison to how it is portrayed on the show. While the show hints at a personal flirtation between the two prosecutors, Darden stated that those insinuations, both during the real trial and on the mini-series, were created for dramatic effect.
"People wanted there to be something more there, because it was just a terrible, terrible crime," Darden said of the murder of Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend, Ron Goldman.
Darden noted that although he and Clark haven't spoken "in years," he said that he still considered her his friend.
"I felt that Marcia Clark was a great lawyer," Darden said. "She was my friend 20 years ago. ... There's nothing not to like about her. She's a strong woman, intelligent woman, and what's better than that?"
"The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story" airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET on FX.