Tuesday 21 February 2017

He said: 'I know OJ killed Nicole because he told me'

David Blake Knox

Published 20/02/2016 | 02:30

Nicole Simpson was stabbed multiple times and her throat was cut. Photo: Reuters
Nicole Simpson was stabbed multiple times and her throat was cut. Photo: Reuters
OJ Simpson

A new TV drama series has just taken the US by storm. Its runaway success is not only because of its all-star cast - which includes Oscar winner Cuba Gooding and Hollywood icon John Travolta. It's not even because one of the characters in the series is Kim Kardashian - as a nine-year-old child. It's because the series is based on a real-life double homicide and one of the most extraordinary criminal trials in US history.

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OJ Simpson became famous as an American footballer. When he quit playing, he found other ways to make a living. He starred in movies and was the 'face' of Hertz Car Rentals. He also acted as spokesperson for several food companies and presented sports programmes on TV. Then, in the summer of 1994, he was arrested and charged with murder.

Nicole Brown was just 18 and working as a waitress in a nightclub when she first met OJ. By all accounts, she was a somewhat naïve young woman. But she was beautiful, blonde and leggy - and OJ was rich and famous.

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