In Episode 4 of FX's The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, lead prosecutor Marcia Clark (Sarah Paulson) gets a rude awakening during jury selection: She learns that many potential jurors have a more negative opinion of her than they do of the defendant.

Among people who followed Simpson's trial closely - whether they were actually involved in the proceedings or observing them on TV - Clark was judged harshly, on everything from her mannerisms in court to her appearance. She was viewed as, as one potential juror puts it on the series, "a bitch."

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"I do think Marcia was vilified. She was a woman in a man's world that was not given a lot of respect," Paulson tells TVGuide.com.

Would Clark have been viewed the same way if Simpson's trial were held today? See what Paulson has to say in the video above.

The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story airs Tuesdays at 10/9c on FX.