Morally Indefensible

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From Marc Smerling, the creator behind The Jinx and Crimetown, comes a story of murder, friendship and betrayal. In 1979, Ex-Green Beret Doctor Jeffrey MacDonald was convicted of the murders of his pregnant wife and two young daughters. When he meets a famous young journalist named Joe McGinniss, the two become fast friends. Joe agrees to write a book about Jeff’s case to finally reveal the truth. The book, Fatal Vision, became a smash bestseller and a TV limited series watched by millions of people. But the story it told wasn’t the story Jeff expected…And that sets off a series of events that ruins both their lives. Morally Indefensible is a companion to the FX docuseries, A Wilderness of Error coming to FX September 25, and streaming next day on Hulu.

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Chapter Six | How Many Lies Would You Tell to Get to the Truth?
1986
Jeffrey MacDonald finally gets his day in court…civil court, that is. He sues Joe McGinniss for betraying him and lying in his book.
Sep 15, 2020
Chapter Five | Friends Become Enemies
1592
Joe McGinniss’s book finally comes out.  It’s called Fatal Vision.  Jeffrey MacDonald learns what his old friend wrote about him… on national television.
Sep 08, 2020
Chapter Four | The Confessions
1883
Jeffrey MacDonald’s new lawyers uncover some startling new evidence.  Could the murderous hippies be real after all?
Sep 01, 2020
Chapter Three | Pen Pals
1728
Joe heads home to write his book about Jeff’s case while Jeff sits in prison serving three life sentences. But together, they figure out a way for Jeff to tell Joe his darkest secrets…
Aug 25, 2020
Chapter Two | The Trial
2225
At Doctor Jeffrey MacDonald’s murder trial, journalist Joe McGinniss comes face to face with the evidence, and questions whether his new friend might be a murderer.
Aug 18, 2020
Chapter One | February 17th, 1970
2021
Jeffrey MacDonald was the all-American boy. A green beret doctor with the perfect family. Joe McGinniss was a literary sensation - the youngest journalist to ever make the New York Times bestseller’s list. A bloody night in 1970 would bring them together, and change both their lives forever…
Aug 18, 2020
Coming Soon | Morally Indefensible
244
1979 is the year that Ex-Green Beret Doctor Jeffrey MacDonald is convicted of the murders of his pregnant wife and two young daughters.  It’s also the year he meets a new friend in famous journalist Joe McGinniss.  Joe agrees to write a book about Jeff’s case.  That book becomes a smash bestseller and a TV limited series watched by over 65 million people, but the story it tells isn’t quite the story Jeff expected and that sets off a series of events that ruin both men’s lives…Who’s the real bad guy here, the journalist or the murderer?
Jul 30, 2020