According to Michael Peterson, the scenes in HBO Max’s “The Staircase” that show his family struggling are completely fake. He also contradicts the accounts of his sons Todd (Patrick Schwarzenegger) and Clayton (Dane DeHaan), as well as the accounts of his alleged victim and wife Kathleen (Toni Collette).
“It’s just an appalling desecration of her life,” Peterson told Variety. “Apparently my son is Todd, I guess he’s drunk and says things and it’s the same with Clayton, I get that they have this guy [DeHaan] with bags under his eyes and I’m told he looks like a drugged individual. Well, that’s not my son.” Peterson also accused HBO of being “grossly homophobic” in its portrayal of his bisexuality and the decision to include a scene in “The Staircase” in which Kathleen finds gay pornography on Peterson’s computer shortly before her death. to be.
“I’ve heard from a lot of people, including my attorney, that the sex scenes on the HBO show are both fake and lewd,” Peterson said. “This totally made up episode where I kill Kathleen is grossly homophobic when she finds pornography on my computer late at night, despite the prosecutor testifying that the computer was not accessed after 4 p.m., giving a false and fictitious sexual reason for.” depicts me killing her as disgustingly homophobic and wrong, as proven in court.” But that’s not where Peterson’s disdain for HBO Max’s “The Staircase” ends.