The Fearlessness of Truth…

There is always a yin and yang to things. Someone I know who has access to defense information told me in the corridor during a break that the defense really believes it’s going to win this case. “They think the autopsy photographs are going to work in their favor,” this person said.

“They’re going to bring in expert witnesses who are going to say that this could only be the work of a professional killer from a Colombian drug cartel, not a man like O.J. Simpson.”

Vanity Fair (August 1995)

Faye Resnick has been subpoenaed by the defense and, like Kato Kaelin, will surely be declared a hostile witness. She has been told to appear on July 3, which happens to be her birthday, and she is very nervous at the prospect. Evidently the defense is going to try to fit her right into the Colombian-drug-cartel scenario.

The defense indicated early in the proceedings that the Colombians were after her, not Nicole.

What surprises one about Faye Resnick is how bright she is. And fearless. I don’t think she’s going to be the pushover the defense is expecting. She knows a lot about O.J. and drugs. She told me that she had taken drugs with him. She’d think nothing of spilling the beans on the stand if the defense got rough with her.

She knows full well that Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman weren’t murdered by a Colombian drug cartel who thought they were killing her because she owed them money. I’ve seen Resnick roar with laughter at that idea.

Letter from Los Angeles by Dominick Dunne for Vanity Fair (August 1995)

“Those Who have Committed Crimes like These, It ill Behooves them to Complain of the Carnage they Leave.”  Appalling to Behold… Remembering Nicole Brown Simpson

Trust Me! The Denials of Al Cowlings…

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)

A Promise to Protect…

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)

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A Heinous Act and the Search for Revenge…

A source close to both Nicole and O.J. told GLOBE: “Don’t be surprised that O.J.’s sworn to get even with Faye and Denise. He wants revenge. He blames Faye for messing with Nicole’s mind. He says: ‘If she hadn’t wormed her way into Nicole’s life, we’d still be together.’

Faye’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. Faye says after the murders, she talked to Nicole’s neighbor, Dr. Ron Fischman, about O.J.’s mood at Sydney’s recital. “I said: ‘Ron, what happened that night?’ He told me that O.J.’s exact words were: ‘I’m not finished with (Nicole). I’m gonna get her, but good.’

“He said he would murder Nicole and he did. He said he’d get away with it, and he did by directing the defense team to dig up any scandal and put up any kind of smoke screen that might divert attention from his heinous act.”

A Life in Headlines (January 2 1996)

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.

“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)

Just One More Murderous Threat! Remembering Nicole Brown Simpson

Just A Normal, Everyday Family…

Still, the Nicole Brown Simpson Charitable Foundation, founded December 6, 1994, by the Brown family, has accepted donations from some high-profile people who have questionable records regarding the treatment of women.

Dove Audio, the publisher of Nicole’s friend Faye Resnick’s sensational tell-all, The Private Diary of a Life Interrupted, pledged $10,000. And No Excuses, the jeans maker that uses high-profile “other women” to promote its product, pledged $50,000.

The Nicole Foundation was originally intended to be a lasting memorial to the family’s lost loved one. Denise Brown, 38, launched the Foundation to much fanfare at the Rainbow Room in New York City.

Denise Brown (The Nicole Brown Simpson Charitable Foundation)

Initially, the Foundation seemed a success. In December 1994 alone, the Foundation raised $153,888. But Denise Brown estimates that this year only $50,000 has been raised so far.

Denise Brown has been the target of everyone from dismissed juror Jeanette Harris – who accused her of acting on the stand – to the tabloid press, who have followed her around the country, exposing her penchant for partying.

Denise says, “If people would just get to know me, I’m not a bad person. I’m just a normal, everyday person, and people want to rip a normal, everyday person apart.”

Some may believe that the families are the only victims left in the wake of the tragedy, but, throughout the whole ordeal, both families made it clear that they will not be defeated, nor will they adopt a victim’s attitude.

The Goldmans, through their quiet resilience, and the Browns, through the legacy of the Nicole Brown Simpson Charitable Foundation, are leaving a loving memory to the true victims of the “trial of the century.”

Suzanne Ely O.J. Simpson Trial of the Century (LFP Inc 1995)

A Family Forever Changed (Remembering Nicole Brown Simpson)

Just A Frugal Customer…

Nicole had purchased two Picasso prints, one for her and one for me, then heard there was a two-for-one sale at the frame shop.

Typical Nicole, she was going to zip right across town and save some money.

Sunken Living Room... Burning Candles (Nicole's House)

Faye Resnick Nicole Brown Simpson The Private Diary of a Life Interrupted (Dove Books 1994)

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Remembering Nicole Brown Simpson…

On Sunday June 12 1994 Nicole Brown Simpson became a public figure overnight for on that balmy Sunday evening she was senselessly and brutally murdered in the grounds of her home at 875 South Bundy Drive in the leafy suburb of Brentwood in California.

 Her murder trial and that of her friend Ronald Lyle Goldman who had been murdered alongside her became known as the “Trial of the Century” with her former husband Orenthal James Simpson as the accused.

 It is hard to believe that Nicole was murdered over nineteen years ago, I can remember the BBC news reports and the iconic photographs of the bloody pathway lined with purple and lilac Agapanthus…

Monday June 13 1994

 I also remember the farcical “Bronco Chase”, the sensational headlines week after week in The National Enquirer, the court testimony of Mark Fuhrman and the shock of the “Not Guilty” verdict the following year.

 And yet what I most recall is the realisation of a grotesque dichotomy that despite the voluminous  photographs of a beautiful and happy Nicole that she had in fact been abused by Simpson throughout most of their seventeen year relationship.

 The first book that I ever bought about Nicole was in October 1994 called Nicole Brown Simpson A Private Diary of a Life Interrupted  by her friend Faye Resnick and I am still reading about her.

She was the subject of my Thesis in 1999 and remains the purpose for my work ever since.

 There are literally hundreds of books that have been written about the life of Nicole and of her life with Simpson and the tales of glamour, celebrity, wealth and beauty have frequently made her appear remote, abstract and insignificant.

 Yet it is the very tragedy of her early death that makes her life a compelling human story of hope, love, obsession and betrayal and that is why I choose to remember her…

Tee Bylo

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