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

A Hostage to Fortune…

A tormented Nicole Brown poured her heart out to O.J. Simpson in a series of secret love letters that STAR is revealing for the first time. In the haunting collection, written in the years between the couple’s 1992 divorce and her murder last year, Nicole tells the man who abused and beat her that “I know nobody will ever love me the way that you do.”

But Simpson never saw the letters – because the anguished beauty never showed them to anyone.

“Nicole wrote them as a form of therapy for herself,” a source tells STAR. “She was trying to work through her feelings – good and bad – for O.J. and she just needed to put some things down on paper.”

A Life in Headlines (November 7 1995)

In another revealing love letter that O.J. never read, Nicole even apologized to him, saying: “I’m sorry for the pain I’ve caused you…

“Please let us be a family again, and let me love you – better than I ever have before,” she begs. “I’ll love you forever and always.”

“I want to put our family back together! I want our kids to grow up with their parents. I thought I’d be happy raising Sydney and Justin by myself – since we didn’t see too much of you anyway…”

At one point, the sad beauty even tried to lure O.J. back by appearing at his house clad in a sundress. “I want to come home,” she told him.

But Simpson used more than one weapon to control Nicole – besides his fists, he had his considerable wealth.

After their divorce, it was Nicole and the children who were forced to move out of the family home at Rockingham – not Simpson.

According to their divorce papers, Nicole even admitted she had no income other than what he gave her. And even after they officially broke up, Simpson continued to hold sway over her financially. In fact, Nicole lost out on $500 a month rent after O.J. told Kato Kaelin that he didn’t want him living at her guesthouse on Gretna Green any longer.

“His actions succeeded in simultaneously removing a potential rival for Nicole’s affections and taking money out of her pockets,” says a source.

And just one month before she was brutally murdered, Simpson threatened to tell the IRS that she had lied when she told them she was renting out the condo on Bundy, thereby saving herself thousands of dollars in taxes on the sale of her rental property in San Francisco…

But no matter how hard she tried, Nicole just couldn’t break free.

“O.J. was addicted to Nicole and wanted to control her in every way,” says Beverly Hills relationship counselor Linda Tatum. “There’s something seductive for a woman to have that effect on a man.

“Yet in the end, she had no power at all.”

Star Magazine (November 7 1995)

Blame the Victim! The Story of Nicole Brown Simpson Continues… 

A Poignant Record of a Beating…

Nicole recorded several violent beatings in her haunting diary – and these chilling entries cover the years from 1978 until the couple’s divorce in 1992. Dominique called the tragic log the “hit list.”

“I didn’t know about any of these beatings when they were going on,” and outraged Dominique told The ENQUIRER.

“Unfortunately, I didn’t find out about them until after her death. Since then, people who were friends with O.J. and Nicole have told me all about the hellish abuse she endured at the hands of O.J.”

1978: 1st time after Louis & Nunie Marx anniversary party. Street corner of N.Y., 5th Ave. again Sherry Netherland, 80’s-90’s Called Mother Whore hit me while f****** me.

“This was Nicole’s first documented instance of abuse at the hands of O.J.”, said Dominique. “It took place when they attended an anniversary party for friends Louis and Nunie Marx on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and got into fight outside the couple’s condo.

“O.J. yelled at Nicole, berating her and calling mother a whore. Later that night, O.J. beat Nicole while he had sex with her: If she had left him after that first incident, she’d still be alive today.”

National Enquirer October 31 1995 (2)

1988 Hawaii X-mas. gay man Kissed Justin, threw me against wall threw me on floor. Bruises Window scared me.

O.J. and Nicole spent Christmas 1988 in Hawaii with her family.

“Their son Justin was only four months old at the time,” said Dominique. “Nicole was carrying him in her arms when she stopped to talk with a man, who innocently kissed baby Justin on the top of the head. O.J. became infuriated.

“When he and Nicole got back into their hotel room, he threw a fit. O.J. accused Nicole of endangering their baby by allowing a gay man to kiss Justin.”

The National Enquirer (October 31 1995)

*Nicole’s spelling and punctuation remains unchanged*

National Enquirer October 31 1995

The Impossible Dream of Nicole Brown Simpson The Legacy of Nicole Brown Simpson

‘So Let’s Accept Life As It Is’ Remembering Nicole Brown Simpson

‘You’ve Got It Coming…’

O.J. came to pick up kids at 8.30 p.m. they wanted to stay home cuz I let them organize sleep overs at last minute – thought Daddy wasn’t coming – told O.J. I’d drop them off 1st thing in the a.m.

He said OK then…

National Enquirer October 24 1995 (2)

“You hang up on me last nite, you’re gonna pay for this bitch, you’re holding money from the IRS, you’re going to jail you f—–g c–t. You think you can do any f—–g thing you want, you’ve got it comming  – I’ve already talked to my lawyers about this bitch – they’ll get you for tax evasion bitch. I’ll see to it. You’re not gonna have a f—–g dime left, bitch “etc”

Friday June 3 1994

*Nicole’s spelling and punctuation remains unchanged*

National Enquirer October 24 1995

When we showed the pages to Nicole’s father, Lou Brown, he was shocked that we had been able to track them down.

“That is her personal diary that she kept at her condo,” he said, his voice cracking with emotion. “This is definitely Nicole’s hand-writing.” Returning the document with trembling hands, he refused further comment.

But Nicole’s writings say more about her tortured life than anyone ever could…

Added Dr. Lynn M. Appleton, a Florida Atlantic University sociology professor and expert on domestic violence, “Nicole’s heartbreaking story is typical of what thousands of women suffer every day in America.

“She left behind a testament that will give a battered women a new voice in the battle against domestic violence.”

Alan Butterfield The National Enquirer (October 25 1995)

‘I Wanted So To Be a Good Wife’ Remembering Nicole Brown Simpson

The Poignant Legacy of Nicole Brown Simpson’s Diary The Legacy of Nicole Brown Simpson

‘A Premonition of Doom’

The marriage of O.J. and Nicole was a rollercoaster ride with his wedding vows – “to be your loving and faithful husband in plenty and in one, in joy and in sorrow, in sickness and in health as long as we both shall live” – soon becoming a distant memory…

A Life in Headlines (June 27 1995)

Robin Greer, the ex- Falcon Crest actress who’d known O.J. since 1977 and was part of Nicole’s inner circle of friends says: “When O.J. was good to Nicole, he was great. But when he was bad he was truly terrible…”

Gree adds: “It was memories of those good times that kept them together and eventually drove Nicole back to him. She badly wanted it to work not just for herself but for Sydney and Justin. For Nicole, her memories of the good times outweighed the bad – until the very end.”

But on May 22, 1994, Nicole ended the obsessive love that had consumed half her life. She returned to O.J. the diamond-and-sapphire bracelet he’s given her on her 35th birthday three days before. “I can’t be bought,” she told him.

Seemingly driven by a premonition of doom, she’d put her will in order and documented her beatings. She even foresaw the appearance of her $15,000 bracelet on Paula Barbieri’s arm.

And 21 days later, Nicole Brown Simpson was dead…

Star Magazine (June 27 1995)

‘A Failure to Protect Nicole Brown Simpson…’

Her extraordinary physical presence may, in a tragic paradox, have been among Nicole’s fatal weaknesses.

“She was very tough, very powerful,” says her friend Candace Garvey, wife of former baseball star Steve Garvey. “When she walked into a room, every head would turn.”

One neighbor recalls a scorching day when Nicole was wearing a heavy shawl. “The shawl slipped, and I saw faint bruises on her right arm,” he says. “She said she’d been knocking around with the kids and things got a little rough.”

The neighbor was aware of O.J.’s jealous rages, but he immediately dismissed the notion of physical abuse.

“She was a ballsy woman.” he says. “You couldn’t imagine that she’d take that stuff.”

A Life in Headlines (February 1995)

But in September 1986, Nicole came to the attention of someone who could – and did – recognize signs of possible abuse.

Nicole later wrote her in her diary that after she and O.J. returned home from an evening with friends, “(O.J.) beat me up so bad… (he) tore my blue sweater and blue slacks completely off me.”

Nicole’s head was so badly bruised that O.J. drove her to a local hospital , where she told the physician treating her – Dr. Martin Alpert – that she had had a bicycle accident.

As he told investigators, Dr. Alpert did not believe Nicole’s explanation. It’s not known whether he reported his suspicions; only in 1993 did it become a misdemeanor under California law to fail to report domestic abuse.

What is clear is that the state judicial system failed to protect Nicole…

People Magazine (February 20 1995)

Remembering Nicole Brown Simpson

The Legacy of Nicole Brown Simpson

‘It’s Too Late for Nicole Brown Simpson…’

Nicole Brown Simpson’s mother and father are haunted by shocking pictures like the dramatic courtroom photos showing their daughter as a battered woman.

 In a heartbreaking interview with STAR, they made an emotional plea to other parents not to make the mistakes they did.

 Lou and Juditha failed to act on their daughter’s violent marriage – even after it hit the headlines.

“We can’t help blaming ourselves,” says Lou. “We should have stepped in and done more.”

Star Magazine February 14 1995

It was also Juditha, who had comforted Lou when he first came across the extraordinary document Nicole had drawn up in confidence for her lawyer, listing a catalog of violent incidents that marked the decline of her marriage…

Lou read his daughter’s damning words with tears in his eyes, and cursed himself for having been so blind in the past.

But Nicole was so proud and so fiercely private, they all say now, that she simply wouldn’t confide the truth to them about the abuse going on behind locked doors.

“None of us had the slightest idea this was going on,” said Nicole’s adopted brother Rolf Baur, who at one time managed one of O.J.’s fast-food outlets. “When my dad read in Nicole’s own words how she had been locked in the cellar, he was overcome with anger and grief.”

For the Brown family, it was incomprehensible at first that a strong woman like Nicole could submit to being treated badly in her own home.

“Now we have learned a lot about spousal abuse,” says Lou. “It’s frightening just how many people are in real danger. It’s too late for Nicole, but there are many, many others who can be helped.”

The family’s determination to fight domestic violence is matched only by their will to keep custody of their grandchildren…

Star Magazine (February 14 1995)

The Nicole Brown Foundation

The National Enquirer and the Publication of Nicole’s Diaries