The O.J. Simpson miniseries by Ryan Murphy, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, received a lot of various responses from people on Twitter. Some of the people portrayed in the series who are still alive to tell their side of the story have already spoken out.
Now, the family of Ron Goldman, the man who was also murdered at Brown’s residence, has decided to speak out against the miniseries. The sister of Ron Goldman is not happy with how her brother is being portrayed in the miniseries, which documents the murders and the subsequent trial of O.J. Simpson.
— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) February 4, 2016
Speaking with the Today show, Kim Goldman said she wasn’t happy and that her late brother Ron, who was brutally murdered, “was a hero.”
Although many have speculated that Goldman simply stumbled along the murder scene and was killed for being a witness to Nicole Brown’s murder, Goldman’s sister said that the miniseries doesn’t give Goldman credit. The Goldmans believe that Ron, a waiter in Santa Monica, was simply returning Nicole’s glasses to her after she left them at the restaurant he was working at. They believe that in his final moments he tried to save Nicole.
“What I think is unfortunately going to get lost in this is that my brother was doing a good deed. And [he] walked in on what we believe was a horrific crime and he didn’t run. They don’t show that in this and that really sucks. My brother could’ve run and saved his own life and he stayed to help his friend. I want people to remember my brother was a hero.”
— People Magazine (@people) February 4, 2016
His sister continued, “My brother was the closest thing next to my father. He was my best friend and I am heartbroken that my brother was never able to realize his dreams and come into his own.”
In 1995, O.J. Simpson was eventually acquitted of all charges, but he lost the civil case and was ordered to pay $33.5 million. However, according to a recent report, he hasn’t paid much of that debt.
Another perspective is Kris Jenner, who was close to both Nicole Brown and O.J. “The Juice” Simpson way before she was a famous reality star. As the Inquisitr reported, Kris Jenner, a close friend of Nicole’s, said that before her death, she had plans to have lunch with Nicole.
“We had plans for lunch. I dropped my kids off at school and on the way home, I called her house to confirm lunch. And when I got home, I got a call from Nicole’s mom, Judy, and she told me.”
She continued to explain the moments after she received that call, saying, “I went into shock, and I turned on the TV and there it was. They were showing the crime scene. It was horrific.”
In addition, Jenner said, “I went to bed one night and I woke up the next morning and my entire universe had changed. They were two of the best friends I ever had in my entire life. They were my family. O.J. was like my big brother. So I not only mourned the loss of Nicole, but I mourned the loss of O.J. and that relationship.”
Jenner went on to say in a different report, stemming from the 90s, that O.J. told her he didn’t commit the murder during a phone conversation.
She went on to name her daughter Kendall Jenner, who she was pregnant with at the time, after Nicole Brown. Kendall’s middle name is Nicole.
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