Today Is The 20th Anniversary Of The O.J. Simpson Verdict
On October 3, 1995, a jury declared O.J. Simpson not guilty on two counts of murder. It was pretty shocking. Simpson was accused of murdering his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ronald Goldman, and faced down whopping amounts of evidence; the prosecution thought they had it in the bag, as did much of the country. The "trial of the century" was a grueling 8 months, filled with some incredibly notorious moments, like this one:
As happens with anniversaries like this, various media outlets have been asking: where are they now? E! looks back on where the trial's most notable players are today, and ABC interviewed Ron Goldman's sister Kim, who spoke out for the first time since the verdict was issued. Time even argued that the trial changed the way we watch television.
It's unlikely that the fascination over the case will ever really dissipate. As we reported earlier this week, many of the journalists that covered the trial are having a 20-year reunion today in Los Angeles. And in May, filming began on a Ryan Murphy-helmed miniseries about the trial (the cast looks insane). And if you're a real Simpson trial obsessive, you won't want to miss these NSFW tweets from the trial—pretty crazy.