Ridley Scott’s Home of Gucci, against the law drama concerning the homicide of Maurizio Gucci, is formally within the works, and there are trendy footage to show it! Adam Driver will painting the late Gucci successor, and Woman Gaga stars throughout him as Gucci’s ex-wife, Patrizia Reggiani. And in case you had been questioning, sure, Home of Gucci may be very a lot primarily based on a real story – the homicide of the previous Gucci model head certainly shook up the media within the ’90s.
The Story of Maurizio Gucci’s Life
Maurizio Gucci was the final of the Gucci household to move the model. Gucci was the grandson of Guccio Gucci, the unique founding father of the world-famous vogue home. He married Patrizia Reggiani in 1972, and the pair lived an expensive life whereas elevating their two daughters. When Gucci’s father died in 1983, he obtained his father’s 50 p.c stake within the firm. When he labored because the CEO, he dismissed (and even exchanged lawsuits with) different kin and tried to restore Gucci’s standing, solely to lose tens of millions within the subsequent few years. Ultimately, the couple cut up, and Gucci bought the corporate to Investcorp for over $100 million. He moved in with a youthful girl named Paola Franchi and later invested in a on line casino in Switzerland.
The Day of Maurizio Gucci’s Homicide
After heading as much as his workplace on March 27, 1995, Maurizio Gucci was shot 4 instances – 3 times within the again and as soon as within the head – by a mysterious gunman. His constructing doorman Giuseppe Onorato was additionally shot twice, however he survived the taking pictures. Investigators went down many leads, together with Gucci’s scorned kin and his on line casino dealings. Nearly two years later, Gucci’s ex-wife and 4 others had been ultimately arrested in connection along with his dying on Jan. 31, 1997.
The Gucci Homicide Trial
Through the trial, the media began calling Reggiani Vedova Nera, or the “Black Widow,” as she was charged with arranging Gucci’s assassination. The proof and revelations in courtroom did not favor Reggiani. Psychic Giuseppina Auriemma accused Reggiani of paying her to contact the killers. Reggiani’s attorneys stated that whereas she outwardly wished her husband to be lifeless, she by no means acted upon her phrases. She claimed that she did pay her psychic (and former finest buddy) $365,000 in concern of being framed. (Although apparently, Reggiani stated that it was value each lira.)
Prosecutors additionally dug up Reggiani’s oddly suspicious diary entries. In a single, she wrote, “There isn’t any crime that cash can’t purchase.” On the day her ex-husband died, she wrote a single phrase: “paradeisos,” the Greek phrase for “paradise.”
In 1998, the accused employed hitman, Benedetto Ceraulo, confronted a life sentence. (Ceraulo at all times maintained his innocence.) Auriemma obtained 25 years in jail. Lodge porter Ivano Savioni, who helped Auriemma contact the killers, was given a 26-year sentence. Orazio Cicala, the motive force of the getaway automotive, was given a 29-year sentence. Reggiani, who by no means admitted to ordering the homicide, was sentenced to 29 years in jail; her sentence was ultimately shortened to 26 years on enchantment. Her time was shortened even additional when she began a piece launch program in 2014, gaining again her standing as a free citizen in 2017.