25 YEARS LATER

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IT’S been 25 years since OJ SIMP­SON’ s fall from grace, when the cel­e­brated Amer­i­can foot­ball star was ac­cused, then ac­quit­ted, of mur­der­ing his ex-wife NI­COLE BROWN

SIMP­SON and her friend Ronald Gold­man. “Life is fine,” Simp­son told As­so­ci­ated Press in a re­cent in­ter­view from Las Ve­gas, where he now lives af­ter his pa­role from prison on charges of armed rob­bery.

The dis­graced athlete said he doesn’t think much about what was dubbed the trial of the cen­tury.

“We don’t need to go back and re­live the worst day of our lives,” he said on the anniversar­y of the killings. “The sub­ject of the mo­ment is the sub­ject I will never re­visit again. My fam­ily and I have moved on to what we call the ‘no neg­a­tive zone.’ We fo­cus on the pos­i­tives.”

The mur­der case is of­fi­cially listed as un­solved, but the vic­tims’ fam­i­lies sued him for the wrong­ful deaths of his ex-wife and Ronald, and in 1997 he was ordered to pay $33,5 mil­lion (then R151m).

Some of his prop­erty was seized and auc­tioned, but most of the judg­ment has not been paid.

Ron’s sis­ter, Kim, said she doesn’t give much thought to Simp­son, “but ev­ery mile­stone that my kid hits, ev­ery mile­stone that I hit, you know, those are just re­minders of what I’m not able to share with my brother and what he is miss­ing out on.”

‘We don’t need to go back and re­live the worst day of our lives’

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