Kris Jenner Speaks Out About Ex’s Involvement In O.J. Simpson’s Trial, Says It Was ‘Stressful’
Before Kris Jenner became a famous matriarch, she was known as the late Robert Kardashian’s wife. Robert Kardashian was one piece in the superstar defense team that defended O.J. Simpson during the infamous 1995 trial.
The Kardashians had a unique perspective of the case, given that the estranged couple was friends with both O.J. Simpson and the late Nicole Brown. So, not only was Kris Jenner supporting her then ex husband (they divorced in 1991), but she was also in the court room in support of her late friend, Nicole Brown Simpson.
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On the heels of the miniseries O.J. Simpson vs The People: American Crime, Jenner opened up to People magazine about the time, in which she calls “stressful.” Clearly shook by the death of her good friend, Kris explains what it was like to witness the hysteria that captured a nation.
“It was horrible. I couldn’t wrap my head around the fact that she had been killed in such a horrific, violent way.” At the time of the trial, she was married to then Olympian athlete Bruce Jenner, and was pregnant with their child. That said, she still showed up in court to view the proceedings.
“They were trying to save O.J. from going to jail. It was very hard.”
Jenner continued: “It was excruciating to see how painful it was for the families to hear them go over and over all the details of what had happened. I just wanted to it be over so we could all try to pick up the pieces. But it went on for so long. It was very stressful.”
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Actor David Schwimmer portrayed her late ex-husband, Robert Kardashian, in the miniseries. While the actor refused to speak to the Kardashian children, the Friends actor was interested in speaking with Kris Jenner, to get a feeling of how it was for Robert Kardashian at the time of the trial, which is a large period that the miniseries covers.
At the Fox upfront in New York City, Schwimmer told E! that he spoke to Kris for hours.
“I was lucky enough to speak with Kris for a few hours. She was very generous with her time, just telling me about who Robert was.”
When cast announcements were made, which highlighted Schwimmer as Kardashian and Jenner’s good friend Selma Blair to portray the matriarch, some assumed that she had a hand in who was cast as who, but Swimmer highly doubted that.
“I highly doubt it, but she was very generous of her time and spoke very highly of Robert…I’m excited to explore that relationship with Selma. She’s fantastic.”
The scene that has gotten a lot of attention is a preview shows Schwimmer as Kardashian trying to convince a desperate O.J. Simpson to not take his own life in Kim Kardashian’s room. In the preview, he shouts, “Do not kill yourself in Kimmy’s bedroom. Give me the gun! Give me the gun!”
At the time of this incident, Kim Kardashian was 14-years-old. While the moment isn’t verbatim, in an interview with Lawrence Schiller, who wrote the book American Tragedy: The Uncensored Story, Robert told him of his words to his friend O.J., “My little girl Kim sleeps here. I can’t have my little girl in this bedroom, and every time I come in here, I’m going to see your body lying in this. You can’t do that.”
As the Inquisitr reported, Schwimmer said that at first he had no idea how close the late Kardashian was with O.J. Simpson, and so with that knowledge, Mr. Schwimmer wanted to know what made the attorney stick by Simpson throughout the trial, and if his beliefs changed during the whole process.
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