For some reason the summer of 2016 has become the summer of reliving a 22-year-old murder case involving former NFL star O.J. Simpson. There was an FX drama and then an ESPN documentary about Simpson and the case, shows that spanned more than 15 hours combined.
While some are suffering from O.J. fatigue at this point, there are plenty of people who are still as into the trial as they were in the mid-90s. And that’s how we got to the point where model, reality television star and generally, no-talent famous person, Kim Kardashian broke some news on the Simpson case.
For years, conspiracy theorists have believed that Robert Kardashian, Kim’s father, took the murder weapon out of the house when he left carrying a Louis Vuitton garment bag. There are some who think Robert Kardashian was included on Simpson’s team of attorneys as a way to keep him from testifying in the case.
But in a GQ interview (and here’s where I’d link to the story but be warned, there are NSFW photos in it … OK, proceed), Kim Kardashian says she looked through the Louis Vuitton bag, allegedly belonging to Simpson that brought home by her father (who died in 2003) and there was no weapon. Zero Knives!
“I know people said at the time that my father joined Simpson’s defense team so he couldn’t be called as a witness, because he had that Louis Vuitton bag, that supposedly had the [murder] weapon and stuff like that,” Kim Kardashian told GQ. “But that bag was sitting at my dad’s house. I remember I went through it. The news was like, ‘Where is this Louis Vuitton bag?’ And I’m like, ‘Oh, it’s upstairs.’”
And nothing in it?
“Just toiletries and clothes and golf clothes,” Kardashian said. “Just random stuff. I’m pretty sure it’s, like, still in—probably in my dad’s storage.” ( No shit??? There could be DNA or something)
If you were wondering ( not likely), Kardashian also told GQ that she liked the FX series but there were certain inaccuracies in it.
“[The show] said [O.J.] tried to kill himself in my bedroom and actually it was Khloé’s bedroom, not my bedroom,” Kardashian said.
So anyway, make of Kardashian’s comments what you will. What’s far more interesting is that more than two decades after the most famous trial ever, we’re still asking those involved about it and still trying to piece it all together. Will we be trying to figure it out — while watching more documentaries and dramas on the case — 10 years from now? 20? More?
Considering we’re still searching for answers in 2016, the interest doesn’t seem to be waning much.
PS: - ‘O.J: Made In America’: ESPN’s landmark documentary: Very good.