The Story of ‘Nicole’s House’…

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As well as an abiding interest in the life and legacy of Nicole Brown Simpson, I am also an artist who creates ‘Small Worlds’ of realism and fantasy in 12th scale miniature.

 “I just don’t see how our stories compare -I was so bad because I wore sweats & left shoes around & didn’t keep a perfect house or comb my hair the way you like it – or had dinner ready at the precise moment you walked through the door or that I just plain got on your nerves sometimes.

 I just don’t see how that compares to infidelity, wife beating, verbal abuse -

 I just don’t think everybody goes through this…. I called the cops to save my life whether you believe it or not..”

 These are the harrowing words written by Nicole shortly before her brutal murder on Sunday June 12 1994 in the garden of her Brentwood home in Los Angeles as her two children Justin and Sydney were sleeping.

 Nicole’s former husband O.J. Simpson was subsequently arrested, tried and acquitted of her murder and that of her friend Ronald Goldman in a relentless blaze of publicity the following year.

 I began to read about Nicole shortly after her murder in 1994, she was the focus for the research and publication of my BA thesis in 1999 and I have been reading about her ever since.

 She was also the inspiration behind the creation of my “California style” ocean-front house titled ‘Nicole’s House’ or ‘The Ghost of Brentwood’.

Hallway... Remembering Nicole (Nicole's House)

 In June 1994 and shortly before her brutal murder, Nicole was making plans to leave her home in Brentwood in order to escape the abuse and obsession that had characterised her long relationship with Simpson.

 Only days before her death, Nicole had seen a beach house in Malibu available for rent and she was excited and positive at the prospect of a move there with their children.

 ‘Nicole’s House’ is a House created in 12th scale miniature that tells several narratives:

 A recreation of some of the principle rooms at 875 South Bundy Drive as they were discovered in the early hours of Monday June 13 1994 as the investigation into the murders of Nicole and Ronald Lyle Goldman was underway.

 Additional rooms are created as a tribute to the style and essence of Nicole who loved the style of interior design that has come to typify the “California Look”.

 Finally, as we know that Nicole was planning a move to a beach house in Malibu, ‘Nicole’s House’ is a poignant reminder of “what could have been”.

To follow the story of ‘Nicole’s House’ here on WordPress, simply click on the link: ‘Nicole’s House’ The Ghost of Brentwood…

Thank you for Remembering Nicole!

Bye for now!

Tee

Nicole, the Model Mother…

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The last photo of Nicole Simpson alive was taken as she proudly watched her son Justin, 5, graduate from kindergarten on June 8 – just four days before she was savagely slashed to death.

Nicole, 35, was wearing a black sleeveless dress that made her stand out from the crowd at the ceremony, held on the playground at Sunshine Pre School not far from her luxury condo in Brentwood.

National Enquirer (June 28 1994)

“Nicole’s face lit up with joy when Justin’s name was called out and he stepped forward to get his diploma,” said Mina Shekarchian, 35, the mother of another student.

“She was smiling broadly and clapped as loudly as she could… Justin was having a great time as he sang children’s songs with the other kids. He was laughing, and from time to time he looked over at his mom and waved.”

When the one-hour ceremony ended, Justin ran over to his mom and gave her a kiss, recalled Mina, who was standing beside Nicole at the time.

“Nicole asked her son, ‘Honey, what do you want to do tonight? This is your day and your treat. Oh, I’m so proud of you, Justin!’

“And with that, she reached down and hugged him close.

“What a fitting way to remember Nicole. She was such a good mother: My eyes fill with tears when I think that the wonderful children she adored will never see her again.”

The National Enquirer (June 28 1994)

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Trust Me! The Denials of Al Cowlings…

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According to a report, porn actress Jennifer Peace claimed Cowlings revealed bombshell information during a night of lovemaking with her several days after the murders.

The actress claims Cowlings talked about the murder weapon, explaining: “Trust me, they’ll never find it. It’s in the water somewhere.” He also reportedly told her: “O.J. called me the night of the murders – hysterical, freaking out. He kept saying over and over: ‘I didn’t mean to do it. I’ve done something terrible. I didn’t mean for things to turn out this way.’”

Cowlings denied making statements to Peace. But, says Levin, Brown and Simpson family attorneys will now ask him point-blank about Simpson, the confession and the knife, not just about conversations with the porn star.

National Examiner (June 18 1996)

Cowlings refused to answer deposition questions about why he and fellow O.J. buddy Robert Kardashian tore apart Simpson’s golf bag, looking for possible clues.

O.J. prosecutor Chris Darden has suggested that O.J. could have taken the knife to Chicago in that bag.

And Faye Resnick, Nicole’s best friend, claims Cowlings KNEW O.J. got rid of the knife using his golf bag. “He should have the guts to tell the truth,” Resnick says…

The National Examiner (June 18 1996)

Never Forgotten! Remembering Nicole…

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An Enduring Legacy!

‘A Loving Mother’

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“Every Mother’s Day, Nicole, O.J. and the kids came to my parents’ house in Dana Point for a big family barbecue. There they were surrounded by my sisters and their kids.

“It was a wonderful day, a family event filled with love and joy – and whatever problems Nicole and O.J. had during their marriage disappeared.

“This was a day when Nicole celebrated being a mother. Instead of hanging out with the adults, she ran around and played games with all the kids. She got down on their level and had fun with them.”

A Life in Headlines (May 16 1995) (nicolebrownsimpson.net).net)

This year in the wake of Nicole’s murder, there will be no joyful family barbecue. “This Mother’s Day is going to difficult for our family,” confided Tanya Brown. “It will be the first one since her death.”

Despite her bitterness over her sister’s death, Tanya is comforted by the knowledge that she and the rest of the Brown family are raising Nicole’s children in a loving environment.

“I know Nicole is looking down from heaven with a big smile on her face. She sees that Sydney and Justin are happy – and that make her happy.”

The National Enquirer (May 16 1995)

A Most Favourite Day of the Year… Remembering Nicole Brown Simpson

The Haunted Dream of Christopher Darden…

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Prosecutor Chris Darden is not only convinced that O.J. Simpson murdered his ex-wife Nicole and her friend Ron Goldman – he claims he knows just how The Juice did it!

In his riveting new book, In Contempt, Darden defiantly recreates the events of that June night two years ago in haunting detail based on the overwhelming evidence collected by the prosecution – but ignored by the jury.

Among the most damning pieces of proof, he believes, are the shocking crime scene photos, which told the dedicated prosecutor about the motive for murder.

“To murder someone with a knife,” he says, “is to make the killing personal. It was as if the man who did this wanted her to know it was him.”

The bloody images of Ron and Nicole continue to haunt Darden. “I could see exactly how it happened,” Darden writes. “Every time I see it, I want to tell him I can see inside his heart and I know what happened.”

Globe Magazine (April 2 1996)

“…. You grabbed her by the hair and pulled her hair back, put the knife to her throat, and drew it back toward yourself, cutting all the way to her spine. You damn near cut her head off. It was freeing and painful at the same time wasn’t it?

“But it wasn’t quite like your dreams. It was messier and harder. At night – when your lawyers aren’t around t convince the world that you didn’t do it – I’ll bet you ache a little bit.”

While Darden says he has no hatred for Simpson, he does admit that he wished the disgraced gridiron great had killed himself during the infamous Bronco chase. “That would probably have been the honorable thing to do,” Darden says.

Globe Magazine (April 2 1996)

Christopher Darden and the Contemptible Truth! Remembering Nicole Brown Simpson

Getting Away With Murder! Kato Speaks…

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Kato Kaelin testified in his deposition that Nicole once told him she knew O.J. Simpson would murder her someday. And she thought her end would come this way: He would stab her to death with a pair of scissors.

Kato says Nicole poured her heart out to him for hours about O.J.’s jealousy of other men, the beatings she took from him, their thunderous fights – and most of all her terrifying fear of the onetime gridrion great.

The most shocking moment came when Nicole suddenly predicted that O.J. would someday kill her – and he’d get away with it.

Kato says Nicole also talked extensively about the beatings and abuse she received at the hands of O.J. – including the most publicized one on New Year’s Day, 1989.

“She said she got pushed around and hit… in the face wit his hand. She got bruised up and something was fractured. I think she fractured part of her head. When the police came, “Nicole said she was in her underwear and bra. The cop gave her a coat and she said “O’J’s beating me” and “Don’t let him off.” The cops said it was O.J. Simpson… they didn’t want to take him in.”

Kato said he believed Nicole went to the hospital with a fractured skull. But she was too embarrassed to tell the doctor that it was caused by a beating. “She said she got it from a fall,” Kato reported.

A Life in Headlines (March 5 1996) 2937x2665

On another occasion, when she was pregnant with Sydney, she caught O.J. in the guest house with another woman.

Kato said there was a big fight about that but he didn’t know if there was a beating. He added that Nicole told him that O.J. verbally abused her when she was pregnant. “You’re fat, and I think you’re looking like a pig,” he said.

When O.J. and Nicole attempted a reconciliation in the spring of 1993, Nicole confided to Kato that she still feared for her safety.

Star Magazine (March 5 1996)

Willing the Way Towards the Truth!

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Outspoken Geraldo Rivera – who almost from the outset was convinced that O.J. Simpson murdered Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman – is appalled and outraged by Simpson’s new 2 hour video.

Geraldo who hosts two hit television shows Rivera Live on CNBC, and his syndicated Geraldo daytime talk audience program, tells what he thinks of the video. CNBC refused to air commercials for the video, but offered Simpson free time with Geraldo. So far there’s been no response, but Geraldo has 10 key questions he would love to ask O.J.

The toll-free number they had for O.J.’s new video was 1-800-O.J. TELLS but is should be 1-800-O.J. LIES, and I can prove it.

First of all, there are many glaring inconsistencies in O.J. Simpson’s lame explanations of what he was doing the night of the murders. He clearly has no alibi, the time line doesn’t make sense and he can’t keep his stories straight. I will gladly welcome an interview with O.J., but you can bet it would be a real interview and not that puff and scripted banter he uses in his new video.

I’d set the tone very early. I’d fire right into him and not let up, and the first questions I’d ask O.J. are:

How does it feel to get away with murder?

How did your blood get to the crime scene at Bundy before the investigators drew any blood from you?

A Life in Headlines (January 30 1996)

After bombarding O.J. with a series of tough questions he’d be on the ropes, so taken aback that he’d never recover. Of course, I would continue…

I don’t buy his “I was searching for a sand wedge” nonsense. From family sources I have talked to, and from his own mouth on numerous occasions, we know that O.J. is a fanatically neat, clean, organized and meticulous person, who demands to know where everything is at all times.

Take Nicole for example: When she was alive, he was so obsessed with her whereabouts, even after their divorce, that he was stalking her. I seriously doubt he spent an hour and 20 minutes looking for a misplaced golf club in the dark.

O.J.’s very set in his “that’s my story and I’m sticking to it” mode. But the more that comes out, the more people will realize that O.J. Simpson is not telling the truth and is, therefore, guilty of the gruesome and tragic deaths of two wonderful people. O.J. is in a state of desperation because he so badly wants to be accepted.

To his other crimes, the bottom line is that O.J. lies.

Star Magazine (January 30 1996)

A Last Testament Toward Independence… Remembering Nicole Brown Simpson

Ask Me No Questions…

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It’s true that Eugene ‘Mercury’ Morris had a telephone conversation with O.J.” says Ray Castro “And O.J. did tell him he was there at the murder scene.”

Mercury says the surprise call came in mid-December at his Miami home. “This was only the second time I’d spoken to him since he got out of jail,” says Mercury. “He was with Al Cowlings when he called. At first we spoke about how things were going and O.J. replied: “Better than they were this time last year.’”

A Life in Headlines (January 23 1996)

As they talked, claims Mercury, Simpson dropped his bombshell. Morris says he tried to press him for more details, but the football Hall of Famer backed off.

“He said it would all come out at a later date, but there were a lot of things I wanted to ask him because there’s never been a valid explanation by O.J. as to what happened that night at Nicole’s condo.

“I tried to ask him about his children. Why didn’t he go upstairs to see if his kids were okay? He’s just found his wife and some guy dead and he runs away without checking on his kids. That just doesn’t make sense. You’d think he’d be worried about his kids. All he said was he panicked. He ran.”

Globe Magazine (January 23 1996)

Another Earth Shattering Disclosure… Remembering Nicole Brown Simpson

A Promise to Protect…

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Faye Resnick’s first book on Nicole, Private Diary of a Life Interrupted, firmly pinpointed an obsessively jealous O.J.as the double killer.

In her latest book, she says O.J. kept his promise – and killed Nicole… “One thing I can say for O.J. Simpson is that he does keep his word,” writes Resnick bitterly.

Referring to handwritten notes in which Nicole outlined vicious beatings she suffered at O.J.’s hands, Resnick adds: “Nicole really called it. She thought she was protecting herself by documenting the abuse…

Family Room... Nicole's Desk (Nicole's House)

“But she neglected to do the one thing that could have saved her. She did not get away from O.J. before it was too late.”

Globe Magazine (January 2 1996)

Please Click on the Link to *FOLLOW* the Story of ‘The Ghost of Brentwood’ and Tee Bylo’s Creation of ‘Nicole’s House’…

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