Kim Kardashian found herself in a unique position when "Uncle O.J." was found not guilty in 1995.
O.J. Simpson marked the 10th anniversary of Michael Jackson’s death by describing a time when he said Jackson invited him and his kids up to his home at Neverland Ranch because Simpson’s house was “under siege by the media.”In a video recorded in a golf cart and posted to his new Twitter feed Tuesday, Simpson didn’t provide any dates. But he did provide clues that would indicate that the Neverland visits took place in the mid-’90s, after Simpson was acquitted of killing his children’s mother, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ron Goldman.Jackson had legal issues of his own at that point: A few years earlier, he had paid roughly $20 million dollars to settle a molestation claim.Also Read: Michael Jackson's Molestation Trial: 10 Bizarre Details You Didn't Know or Totally Forgot“My house was under siege by the media and I had somehow got out, and I was staying at (former NBC executive) Don Ohlmeyer’s house when I was getting my kids on the weekends… Don had a great house, but… it was restrictive,” Simpson said in the video.“Michael found out, he called me, he said, ‘OJ! You’ve gotta take the kids up to Neverland Ranch, they’d love it!’ And I did. And it was wondrous. The kids would come up, they would bring some of their friends, it was so great that I started bringing my adult friends up there. Michael was never there, but he always had gifts for the kids,” Simpson said.Simpson added that he didn’t know much about Jackson’s “private life.”Also Read: Did OJ Simpson Just Make Twitter Debut on Eve of 25th Anniversary of His Arrest?“What I do know is my experience with him, is that he was a kind and generous soul,” Simpson said. “Rest in peace, Michael.”Simpson’s detail about “getting my kids on the weekends” helps establish the timeline of his story.As CNN reported in 1996, Nicole Brown’s parents, Lou and Juditha Brown, cared for Simpson and Nicole’s children, Sydney and Justin, while Simpson was on trial for the murders, which took place on June 12, 1994.Also Read: It's Weird That Michael Jackson's 2005 Trial Hasn't Gotten the 'People v OJ Simpson' Treatment (Podcast)Simpson was found not guilty on Oct. 3, 1995, and was given the right to see his children on weekends. As CNN reported, “the acquittal… put Simpson back into their lives with weekend visits,” and led to “a custody battle with Nicole’s parents.”Simpson won permanent custody of Sydney and Justin in December 1996, when they were 11 and 8, respectively.Simpson also described how he met Jackson and said they did charity work together to help children with cancer.In 2003, Jackson was charged with molesting a young cancer survivor, and acquitted. The circus-like atmosphere of his trial drew many comparisons to the spectacle around Simpson’s trial.Jackson, like Simpson, was found not guilty. He always denied molesting children, and Simpson has always denied being a murderer.But Jackson’s legacy was further complicated earlier this year with the release of the documentary “Leaving Neverland,” in which two men said Jackson molested them for years when they were children, including at Neverland Ranch.Simpson was sentenced to nine to 33 years for armed robbery and kidnapping after a 2007 standoff at the Palace Station hotel in Las Vegas, where Simpson said he was trying to recover sports memorabilia he said had been stolen from him. He was released in the dead of night on Oct. 1, 2017.Simpson started sharing his thoughts on Twitter on June 14, days after the 25th anniversary of the night Brown and Goldman were killed.Here is Simpson’s video:Rest In Peace Michael pic.twitter.com/pqCI8szapH— O.J. Simpson (@TheRealOJ32) June 25, 2019Read original story O.J. Simpson Says Michael Jackson Invited Him and His Kids to Neverland Ranch After Simpson’s Murder Trial At TheWrap
With O.J. Simpson's release from prison, it seems worth taking a look back at one of the most famous television shows to basically never be seen.
The infamous white Bronco forever associated with O.J. Simpson and a very slow police chase emerged from the shadows after 23 years – on "Pawn Stars."
All three broadcast networks and every major cable news outlet disrupted their normal schedules to televise the O.J. Simpson parole hearing held in Nevada on Thursday.
When Dave Chappelle makes a comeback, he really comes back: Two hour-plus standup specials premiere on Netflix today, and they’re both very good, one better than the other. Chappelle’s style remains familiar to us from his Chappelle Show days and previous comedy specials: deceptively loose and languid, he ambles around the stage talking in a relaxed drawl, his tone tightening up primarily when he’s imitating white voices.
Taylor Swift has another supporter amid her "Famous" feud with Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West. In addition, Joseph Kahn – who also directed Swift's music videos "Wildest Dreams" and "Blank Space" – likened the 26-year-old pop star to Kardashian family friend Nicole Brown Simpson. "Ain't the first time the Kardashians supported the murder of an innocent blonde woman," Kahn, 43, tweeted.
One of the details the new ESPN documentary O.J.: Made in America has brought out is the strained relationship the former football star had with his father, Jimmy Lee Simpson.
On June 11, ESPN unveils O.J.: Made in America, the latest and most expansive entry in its ongoing 30 for 30 documentary franchise, which began as a way to celebrate the TV sports giant’s 30th anniversary in 2009, and is now heading into its seventh year. Instead, it strives to place his entire life and career in context, illustrating how his gregarious nature and on-field skills transformed him into a pop culture celebrity… and how celebrity took center stage during the heavily documented murder case of his wife, Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend, Ron Goldman. 30 for 30 has tackled the Simpson trial once before in its 15th installment, June 17, 1994, which originally aired in June of 2010.
In the case of the HBO film Confirmation, premiering Saturday night, Scandal’s Kerrie Washington plays Anita Hill, the law professor who felt compelled in 1991 to testify before Congress about the behavior of her former boss, Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas. Thomas is played by Wendell Pierce, of Treme and The Wire. Writer Susannah Grant (Erin Brockovich) and director Rick Famuyiwa (The Wood) play it very straight: The film is a mostly-chronological, just-the-facts presentation of what happened from the moment President George H.W. Bush nominated Thomas to the Court.
Former prosecutor Marcia Clark is opening up about the recent bombshell that Los Angeles police are currently investigating a knife that was allegedly recovered on property once owned by O.J. Simpson. “I really don’t know what to think of it,” Clark tells ET exclusively. “I don’t know whether to say it is truly evidence, none of us knows that yet – it might be a hoax, it might be somebody who planted it and then just pretended to find it and gave it to the off-duty police officer, you don’t know,” Clark says.
While we’re all remembering life in the ‘90s week by week as The People v. O.J. Simpson airs on TV, the twists and turns of the actual O.J. Simpson case continue to be truly stranger than fiction. The Los Angeles Police Department has officially confirmed, following a report by TMZ, that they are investigating a knife which was found on O.J.’s old Brentwood property years ago and then just kept as a souvenir by a retired police officer because the LAPD literally cannot quit messing this up. As TMZ first reported, the knife was found, buried, by a construction worker anywhere between “several years ago” and “1998.” (The Brentwood home where O.J. Simpson lived at the time of the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman has since been demolished.) The worker who found the buck knife gave it to an off-duty officer who just… kept it.
By now, you probably consider yourself an expert on all things O.J. Simpson murder trial-related thanks to FX’s instantly addicting miniseries The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story. In May 1994, a month before the murders, O.J. Simpson filmed an NBC drama pilot called Frogmen, about a group of former Navy SEALs who operated an A-Team-like business out of a surf shop in Los Angeles. More interesting facts about Frogmen: For at least one day, the show filmed in front of a cutlery store in Los Angeles, and one of Simpson’s co-stars, Todd Allen, confirmed he visited the store with Simpson… who police suspected later returned to the store and possibly purchased the never-found murder weapon. Another of Simpson’s Frogmen co-stars was Sex and the City alum Evan Handler, who’s currently playing Simpson Dream Team defense attorney Alan Dershowitz in American Crime Story.
One of the most intriguing aspects of FX’s The People v. O.J. Simpson is the wide range of relationships on display, from the epic ego clashes of defense attorneys Johnnie Cochran and Robert Shapiro to the trial-by-fire friendship of O.J. Simpson and Robert Kardashian.
If you don’t quite remember every twist and turn of the chase (or you weren’t alive yet to see it), we’ve designed a map that tracks the movements of Simpson’s Bronco on that fateful day of June 17, 1994.
American Crime Story: The People v. OJ Simpson has received critical praise for its adaptation of the events surrounding the murder of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman. Ron’s death and role within the series is seemingly brushed over, despite the fact that the Goldman family was awarded $33.5 Million in damages following the OJ Simpson civil suit. “What I think is unfortunately going to get lost in this is that my brother was doing a good deed, and walked in on what we believe was a horrific crime and he didn’t run” said Goldman, “And they don’t show that in this, and that really sucks.
FX’s The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story is a fascinating look back at an unforgettable moment in pop-culture history. But the whole thing would fall apart if the actors didn’t look exactly like the famous characters they’re playing.