Nicole Brown’s sisters break silence on OJ Simpson’s demise: ‘This is a person who wreaked havoc on our family’ | EUROtoday

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The sisters of Nicole Brown, ex-wife of OJ Simpson, have damaged their silence following the demise of the disgraced NFL star.

Tanya Brown, 54, Dominique Brown, 59, and Denise Brown, 66, say that he “wreaked havoc” on their household, and that his passing had left them with blended feelings. Simpson’s demise, they mentioned, was “like the end of a chapter”.

Simpson, 76, died from prostate most cancers on April 10. He was infamously acquitted of homicide in 1995 over the deaths of Brown and her pal Ronald Goldman in what was described because the “trial of the century”.

Goldman’s father, Fred Goldman, beforehand advised The Independentthat Simpson’s demise was an additional reminder of how lengthy his son has been gone, and the way a lot he’s missed. “The only thing that is important today are the victims. Nothing else is important today,” he mentioned, following the information.

Nicole Brown first launched her ‘boyfriend’ OJ Simpson to her sisters in 1977, after assembly him at a restaurant in Los Angeles (AP)

It is the primary time that Brown’s members of the family have spoken publicly about Simpson’s demise. Speaking to People, Dominique mentioned that the scenario was “very complicated”.

“This is a person who’s been in our life for a very long time, who wreaked havoc on our family. It’s like the end of a chapter,” mentioned Tanya.

Both Denise and Dominique had been launched to Simpson in 1977, after Brown, who was 18 on the time, met the soccer participant whereas working in a Los Angeles restaurant. He was “just her boyfriend to us,” Dominique mentioned.

The sisters mentioned that Brown had been infatuated with Simpson, however that issues had typically soured, with shows of affection proven to her male associates misinterpreted by the customarily risky NFL star, who was liable to “flipping out”.

Nicole Brown’s mom Juditha (L), and sisters Denise (R) and Tanya (C) stand subsequent to her grave in Lake Forest, California, on the one-year anniversary of her homicide in 1995 (AFP by way of Getty Images)

“He had her upstairs in the bathroom crying. He said, ‘You embarrassed me’,” Denise mentioned.

Hopes had been excessive that tensions inside the relationship would cool down after Brown grew to become pregnant with Simpson’s first little one, Sydney with Dominique telling People that the information had “opened her heart more”. Her sister thought “everything would be different” from then on, she added. The couple additionally had a second little one, Justin.

This was to not be the case, with Simpson’s verbal abuse persevering with. “She was pregnant, and he was calling her a fat pig,” Denise mentioned. But she mentioned, regardless of this, she nonetheless believed that such assaults had been “isolated incidences”.

Brown, 35, and Goldman, 25, had been stabbed to demise on 12 June 1994 outdoors Brown’s dwelling in Brentwood, California. The subsequent trial was televised and watched by tens of millions.

Ron Goldman, 25, and Nicole Brown, 35, had been stabbed to demise on 12 June 1994 outdoors Brown’s dwelling in Brentwood, California (AFP/Getty)

Though he was in the end acquitted of homicide on the felony trial – with assist from the so-called “Dream Team” legal professionals; Robert Shapiro, Alan Dershowitz, and Robert Kardashian – Simpson was discovered liable for his or her deaths in 1997 by a separate California civil courtroom jury. He was ordered to pay the victims’ households $33.5m in compensation, although died with out paying the majority of that judgment.

Denise mentioned that she had heard screaming from her mother and father’ bed room, after her mom had obtained the decision informing her of her daughter’s demise and described the second as “gut-wrenching”.

“I grabbed the phone, and the detective said, ‘Your sister’s been killed.’ I said, ‘Oh my God, he did it, he finally did it.’ I knew in my heart [it was OJ],” she advised People.

Simpson’s homicide trial, after which he was infamously acquitted, grew to become referred to as the ‘trial of the century’ and was watched on tv by tens of millions internationally (AP)

Tanya too was sure of Simpson’s guilt. Multiple samples of DNA proof, together with blood, was discovered on the scene of the crime, although crafty authorized maneuvering – together with an notorious ill-fitting glove – in the end swayed the jury in favor of not responsible. “DNA doesn’t lie,” Tanya mentioned.

Dominique refused to touch upon Simpson’s culpability in her sister’s demise, out of respect for her niece and nephew.

Despite his high-profile acquittal, Simpson was jailed in 2008 for 9 years after being discovered responsible of armed theft in a 2007 encounter at a Las Vegas on line casino lodge with two collectables sellers.

OJ Simpson pictured in 2013. He died on April 10, 2024 of prostate most cancers on the age of 76 (AP)

The sisters added that though Brown had suffered by the hands of her ex-husband for a chronic interval, after submitting for divorce in 1992 she was “glowing”.

“What no one knows she experienced before her death is freedom,” Dominique advised People. “There was this levity about her. She was glowing.”

Tanya added: “I’m so glad that she had a good time the last two years of her life. I can’t bring her back, so why not try to look at it like that?”