Real Celebrity: OJ Simpson
Orenthal James Simpson
Born: July 9, 1947 in San Francisco
Current Residence: Lovelock Correctional Center in Lovelock, Nev.
Long before he was infamous, O.J. Simpson was as famous as any athlete in history, first as a Heisman Trophy-winning tailback for the USC Trojans, before then going on to make “The Juice” a household name despite spending most of his career with the lowly Buffalo Bills. His 143-yards-per-game average during his record 2,003-yards season of 1973 to this day remains unbroken, and earned him the NFL MVP Award. His on field fame led to acting roles in The Towering Inferno, Capricorn One, and as Officer Nordberg in The Naked Gun movies. But since the night of June 12, 1994, O.J. Simpson’s life has been one of public scorn. That’s the night his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her acquaintance, Ron Goldman, were found brutally murdered on the steps of her Los Angeles condo. A low-speed police chase soon made a TV star out of a “white Bronco,” but the allegedly suicidal man in the passenger seat eventually faced two counts of murder. His subsequent trial was the trail of the century in a century full of famous trials, with his legal Dream Team (including Kim and Khloe’s dad, Robert Kardashian) standing by his side at 10 a.m. on Oct. 3, 1995, when a jury found him not guilty. When the glove didn’t fit, they did acquit. But his courtroom win streak didn’t last, as 16 months later a civil jury in Santa Monica, Calif., found in favor of Ron Goldman’s family in a wrongful death lawsuit. Then on Oct. 3, 2008 — exactly 13 years after his murder acquittal — a Las Vegas jury found him guilty of 12 felony charges including kidnapping and robbery after a dispute over sports memorabilia. As a result, the former No. 32 now wears ID No. 1027820 for the Nevada Dept. of Corrections.
Rich and Acquitted
Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman’s brutally murdered bodies were found in the courtyard of her condo in the Los Angeles enclave of Brentwood. Rich and Acquitted introduces you to an eyewitness who says she saw O.J. Simpson in the neighborhood that night – and to his good friend, who says O.J. was wrongly acquitted.
Rich and Acquitted
Robert Kardashian did more than just father Kim and Khloe Kardashian – he helped arrange for the legal dream team that spearheaded O.J. Simpson’s successful defense on murder charges.
Kardashian: The Man Who Saved O.J.
This special documents the moments OJ’s best friend, Robert Kardashian, picked up the Louis Vuitton garment bag (contents unknown) that he brought back from his overnight trip to Chicago the night Nicole was murdered, and made it disappear forever.
National Enquirer Investigates
After a high profile investigation, an unforgettable freeway chase that millions watched live and a trial turned media circus, the jury found the football legend not guilty. Now, through exclusive reporting by the National Enquirer, we’ll dig through more than 20 years of rumors, speculation and lies, to investigate the lingering questions.
Case Closed with A.J. Benza
The 1995 murder trial of ex-football star O. J. Simpson captivated the nation. Did the jury have all the evidence to make a sound verdict? Was the sports hero framed by the LAPD? And if O.J. didn’t kill Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman… who did?
Autopsy: O.J. Simpson Murder Case
Forensic pathologist Dr Richard Shepherd re-examines the death of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman.
Hall of Fame athlete, actor, and celebrity spokesman – O.J. Simpson is an American icon. But behind the smile is a criminal mind shaped by the violent streets from his youth. Willing to do whatever it takes to get what he wants, the scandals of O.J. Simpson reveal a side darker than anyone can imagine.
Nicole Brown Simpson was no stranger to 911 operators, her tumultuous marriage to O.J. Simpson was filled with calls for help.
O.J. Simpson in Social Media
OJ Simpson carries the Olympic Torch in 1984 pic.twitter.com/AEy7nNdMoy— History In Pictures (@EpicHistoryPics) September 10, 2016
Oh yeah, also wrote an essay on OJ Simpson @ezraedelman great doc and E.L. Doctorow. Hope you like. https://t.co/1SO7ayTyXR— Ta-Nehisi Coates (@tanehisicoates) September 12, 2016
Now we have all the answers! It makes sense now! Khloe u are so tan! http://t.co/iedAO2k0— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) January 18, 2012
The moment O.J. Simpson was found not guilty of the murder of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her acquaintance, Ron Goldman, shocked the world…and generated enormous live TV ratings.
OJ Simpson’s popularity as a USC Trojan, Buffalo Bill and San Francisco 49er led to his becoming one of the first, and the biggest, sports stars turned celebrity pitchman. His Hertz ads ran in virtually every football game televised for more than a decade, but this razor ad featured his first wife, Marguerite.
Does O.J. Simpson have CTE? That’s the question Buzzfeed explores in this video that explores how chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a degenerative brain disease that has proven to be common among former NFL football players, and is associated with impaired judgement, impulse control issues, and aggression.