25 YEARS LATER
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’