Rob Lowe plays the allegedly crooked cop, Drew Peterson, accused of murdering his ex-wife, Kathleen Savio in the Lifetime original movie, Drew Peterson: Untouchable, which premiered on Saturday.
Peterson, 58, apparently watched the film from his Will County jail cell as he awaits trial for first-degree murder. His character was loud, angry, misogynist and at times, even somewhat sadistic.
In one scene of the movie, Lowe screamed out to a neighbor I'm untouchable, bitch.
You think your girl is a nightmare when she's jonesing for tweak? Wait'll she becomes a big, fat, sweaty monster, said Lowe's character in another scene.
He thought it was hysterical, said Peterson's lead defense attorney, Joel Brodsky, reported the New York Post. He chuckled at all of the inaccuracies and things that never happened.
His attorney did find the film particularly funny, however. Brodsky said that the film could have a major influence on the jury, even if the trial is moved out state or county to find potential jurors are not influenced by the constant media coverage surrounding the case. The film appeared on the cable network allowing viewers from all over the country to view the film. Peterson said there were many inaccuracies about his life that could have potential impact on the trial.
Obviously he is concerned people might be influenced by the movie's inaccuracies, Brodsky said, according to the Chicago Tribune. But we agreed that anyone who thinks a Lifetime movie is factual shouldn't be on a jury in the first place.
Peterson is jailed on $20 million bail due to the death of Savio, who body was found the couple's bathtub in 2004. Her death was originally declared accidental, but after Stacy Peterson went missing in 2007, another one of Scott's wives, the body was exhumed and ruled a homicide. Person is also the prime suspect in disappearance of Stacy, but he has not been officially charged. Her body was never found, but investigators presume is dead.
Relatives of Stacy Peterson, who also watched the film, cited several in accuracies with the film.
It's so inaccurate, I had to laugh, said Stacy Peterson's sister, Cassandra Cales, reported the Chicago Tribune. It was so far-fetched and off-the-mark. I was sad about it before it aired, but it wasn't my sister's story.
Peterson's murder trial is currently on hold as the court considers the admissibility of evidence. Will County prosecutors want to present several hearsay statements that could potentially link Peterson to the intentional drowning death of Savio. The Illinois Supreme Court ruled that a lower court must make a decision first regarding the evidence.
Drew Peterson: Untouchable will reair on the Lifetime Network Monday, January 23 at 8 p.m., Tuesday , January 24 at 12 a.m. and Saturday, January 28, at 10 p.m.