Kim Kardashian broke a long silence by revealing the details of how former American football player OJ Simpson profoundly affected her family. His father, Robert Kardashian, served as Simpson’s lawyer during the trial for the murder of Nicole Brown Simpson, the former athlete’s wife.
In an interview widely publicized by international outlets such as The Daily Mail and USA Today, the most famous of the Kardashian-Jenner clan sisters shared that her father always believed in OJ Simpson’s innocence, while her mother, businesswoman Kris Jenner, was convinced of your fault.
The close relationship between OJ Simpson, Nicole Brown Simpson, Robert Kardashian and Kris Jenner (at the time, Kris Kardashian) extended even before the tragic events. Kim revealed that tensions between her parents began when her father decided to pull his daughters out of school to witness OJ’s trial when Kim was 13. This gesture provoked Kris’s irritation, who did not agree with Robert’s decision.
According to Kim, the family faced a difficult time during the 15 months of the OJ Simpson trial. She and her sister Kourtney chose to get closer to their father as they realized that while their mother was happy in her new marriage to Kaitlyn Jenner, their father was lonely in his new life. “Kourtney and I got close to our dad. We saw mom happy at the wedding, so we moved in with him. We didn’t want him to feel alone,” Kim recalled. The trial had a lasting impact on the Kardashian family, and Robert Kardashian passed away from cancer in 2003. OJ Simpson was eventually cleared at trial, but years later, in 2007, he released a book titled ‘If I Did It: Confessions of the Killer’, a kind of fictional confession about how He would have committed the murder if he had been guilty. Simpson later served a nine-year sentence from 2008 to 2017 for armed robbery at a Las Vegas hotel and casino.