Twenty years after O.J. Simpson was found not guilty of killing his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman, A&E looks back at the case, the verdict and the civil trial that finally proved the football star’s undoing. Featuring exclusive access to O.J.’s stunning deposition tapes and new interviews with folks in the know, O.J. Speaks: The Hidden Tapes gives viewers insider access to elements of the case that courtroom cameras couldn’t capture.
After the shocking verdict was rendered on Oct. 3, 1995 — ending the so-called “Trial of the Century,” which also ushered Kato Kaelin, Mark Fuhrman and the Kardashians into the pop culture lexicon — racial tensions boiled over and the families of the victims struggled to move on.
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In 1997, the Goldman family and Nicole Brown Simpson’s estate joined forces to bring multiple civil charges against O.J. — requiring him to testify under oath about his involvement in the crime for the first time. Shocking truths about Simpson and his and Nicole’s marriage quickly emerged.
Unveiling O.J.’s version of events — in his own words — for the very first time, O.J. Speaks: The Hidden Tapes, also features brand-new commentary from Ron Goldman’s father, Fred Goldman; O.J.’s friends Ron Shipp and Fred Levinson; and members of the civil trial legal team. including Daniel Petrocelli and Laurie Levenson.
Prior to O.J. Speaks, A&E’s sister network LMN will air its own examination of the case, The Secret Tapes of the O.J. Case: The Untold Story, at 8/7CT.
O.J. Speaks: The Hidden Tapes premieres Thursday, Oct. 1 at 9/8CT on A&E