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Kim Kardashian Reflects on OJ Simpson Trial’s Toll on Family

Kim Kardashian, the reality TV star and daughter of the late lawyer Robert Kardashian, continues to grapple with the enduring impact of OJ Simpson’s infamous murder trial on her family.

Robert Kardashian, a close friend of Simpson and a member of his legal defence team, played a pivotal role in the highly publicized trial following Simpson’s arrest for the double homicide of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman in 1994.

In a resurfaced 2020 episode of David Letterman’s Netflix show, “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction,” Kim Kardashian opened up about the trial’s profound effect, revealing how it divided her family and left lasting scars.

As teenagers during the trial’s 11-month duration, Kim and her sister Kourtney faced internal turmoil, torn between supporting their divorced parents and navigating the intense media scrutiny surrounding the case.

Reflecting on this tumultuous period, Kim acknowledged the trial’s divisive impact, stating, “It tore my family apart for the whole time of the trial.”

Despite her silence on Simpson’s guilt or innocence out of respect for his children, Kim’s mother Kris Jenner, who was close friends with Nicole Brown Simpson, maintained her belief in Simpson’s guilt.

Robert Kardashian, before his passing from oesophagal cancer in 2003, reportedly harboured doubts about Simpson’s innocence and eventually distanced himself from the former NFL star.

The trial, punctuated by Simpson’s televised flight from police in a white Ford Bronco, remains a haunting chapter in the Kardashian family’s history, leaving enduring emotional scars that continue to resonate with Kim and her relatives.

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