Nicole Brown Simpson's Sister Is Developing True-Crime Series About The Case
Over 20 years after O.J. Simpson was acquitted of murder, we are being assailed with a number of true crime docs about the case. And now, there's apparently going to be another, this time developed by Nicole Brown Simpson's sister. Denise Brown is the older sister of Nicole Brown Simpson. She is working with NBC News' Peacock Productions on an unscripted, true-crime TV series about the case, the L.A. Times reports. The show is expected to investigate the story thoroughly from all sides "in cases where justice has been called into question," a release from NBC News states.
Brown told HNGN that she had wanted to make a documentary about her sister without any mention of Simpson, but that marketers told her it wasn't sellable that way, so she pulled out. Apparently, she's changed her mind.
Denise Brown and Nicole were two of four daughters. Brown worked as a model in New York in the '70s and '80s before moving to California with her young son in 1986, eight years before Nicole's death.
You may remember Brown from the lengthy trial. Simpson was accused of murdering Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend, Ronald Goldman, on June 13, 1994 at Brown Simpson's Brentwood home. It was no secret that Brown believed Simpson was the killer. She took the stand in February of 1995, telling the courtroom that Simpson was controlling, temperamental and cruel, and called her sister a "fat pig" while she was pregnant with the couple's child. She sobbed openly as she recalled the last time she saw her sister alive, at a restaurant.
She also talked about a specific evening during which Simpson stared at her sister with a "spooky look." She described another incident where she said Simpson grabbed her sister's groin and stated, "This is where babies come from. And this belongs to me." And in the most violent alleged incident, she testified that Simpson became angry after she told him he took her sister for granted. She said he threw Nicole against a wall, then threw both of them out of the house.
Brown is currently the president of the Nicole Brown Foundation, which she founded with her father. The organization advocates against domestic violence.
If you're starting to confuse all the O.J. docs coming to the TV screen lately, we wouldn't blame you. There was FX's The People vs. O.J. Simpsons: American Crime Story in which O.J. Simpson was portrayed by Cuba Gooding, Jr. and Friends alum David Schwimmer portrayed Robert Kardashian, and also said "the juice" a lot. ESPN is coming out with O.J.: Made in America on June 11, which will explore Simpson's life prior to the trial and the subject of race in Los Angeles.
And as the Times points out, TV networks are digging deep into notorious End of the Century cases for new true-crime fodder. CBS is developing a show about the murder of 6-year-old pageant contestant JonBenet Ramsey in 1996, while Law & Order creator Dick Wolf is looking into the 1989 Menendez brothers case, in which two Beverly Hills teens were convicted of murdering their parents.