Marcia Clark has come forward to say that attorney Robert Shapiro has got it all wrong in a recent interview.
For the first time in 20 years, Robert Shapiro spoke publicly about the O.J. Simpson case. If there was a time to come out and speak about it, now’s the time, considering everyone is once again captivated by the case in part due to the TV series The People v O.J. Simpson.
Shapiro was one of the lawyers on O.J.’s dream defense team. In his interview with Megyn Kelly, Shapiro said that he tried on a key evidence in the trial — the gloves. In the interview, Shapiro also said that it was his idea to have O.J. try on the gloves. When he said that he tried on the gloves, he insinuated that the piece of evidence was lying around in the court room.
“I tried the glove on. It was a little bit wide in my palm and a little bit long in my fingers. O.J. Simpson has enormous hands, and I knew that the glove would not fit him. No question about it. Wouldn’t even be close,” said Shapiro.
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Marcia Clark was interviewed by TMZ and questioned the clarity of Shapiro’s memory.
“I don’t think he did. I thought it was Johnnie.” When Clark was asked if this was a way for the defense team to tamper with evidence, she said, “No. The way they showed it in the mini series, it couldn’t have happened. You couldn’t leave evidence out like that, so I don’t know.”
In Shapiro’s interview, he has an interesting perspective on whether or not O.J. Simpson deserved to get acquitted in the now infamous trial.
“If you look at it from a moral point of view, a lot of people would say he absolutely did it. I deal in legal justice… and that’s proof beyond a reasonable doubt, and there’s no question in my mind that any fair juror who saw that case from the beginning to the end would conclude there was reasonable doubt.”
He also went on to say that the video footage of O.J. celebrating and smiling after the acquittal was “inappropriate” given the situation at hand. “Two people are dead and there should still be some respect, certainly for his ex-wife.”
Shapiro wasn’t the only person Marcia Clark took up to task. As the Inquisitr reported, Kato Kaelin was a houseguest of O.J.’s prior to the trial, and was even a key witness. While Kato had fun with becoming a figure in pop culture, and made his rounds on the reality show circuit, Marcia Clark was slammed by the media for her appearance and demeanor in the trial. The prosecution’s blunders, for the most part, fell on her shoulders.
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Due to the excitement about the O.J. Simpson trial, Clark has been pushed back into the spotlight, and as it turns out, she has a lot to say. When it comes to Kaelin she said he “stonewalled and he danced and he played around” as a witness.
“I had to get a judge to order him to testify — and then he took the fifth. In what world is that cooperative?”
Clark went on to say that Kato witnessed domestic abuse that happened between Nicole Brown Simpson, which could’ve been useful in the case.
“He really did. And much of it was about the domestic violence evidence, which he witnessed and which he withheld completely. He told the defense everything. Me, not so much. So, yeah, I guess he was cooperative — with the defense team.”
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