9 episodes

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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    • 4.0 • 55 Ratings

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.

    Chapter Eight | The Final Witness

    Chapter Eight | The Final Witness

    After more than thirty years in prison, Jeffrey MacDonald is granted a new hearing to present evidence that may finally set him free. The prosecution calls to the stand...Joe McGinniss.
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    • 36 min
    Chapter Seven | Morally Indefensible

    Chapter Seven | Morally Indefensible

    Joe McGinniss takes a page from Jeffrey MacDonald’s playbook and invites famous journalist Janet Malcolm to write about the lawsuit -- She’ll understand…Or will she?


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    • 33 min
    Chapter Six | How Many Lies Would You Tell to Get to the Truth?

    Chapter Six | How Many Lies Would You Tell to Get to the Truth?

    Jeffrey MacDonald finally gets his day in court…civil court, that is. He sues Joe McGinniss for betraying him and lying in his book.


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    • 32 min
    Chapter Five | Friends Become Enemies

    Chapter Five | Friends Become Enemies

    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.
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    • 26 min
    Chapter Four | The Confessions

    Chapter Four | The Confessions

    Jeffrey MacDonald’s new lawyers uncover some startling new evidence.  Could the murderous hippies be real after all?
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    • 31 min
    Chapter Three | Pen Pals

    Chapter Three | Pen Pals

    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…
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    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
55 Ratings

55 Ratings

Nicky”Romero| ,

Mix up

Ep1 & 2 are the same episode. Very good though

David Rhys ,

Mixed. Became muddled.

It started off well but I felt it went awry. A tragic episode that somehow loses the fact that 4 people were brutally murdered to focus on the interplay between the two men. What about the hippies?

xZOEx ,

So slow

This would have worked better as a three part series. It’s an interesting case, but the episodes are so short and with so many adverts, it’s hard to get stuck into.

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