It’s been two decades ago since Nicole Brown Simpson was tragically killed, but Kris Jenner admits she still feels somewhat responsible for her friend’s untimely death. The momager has opened up about the case in a new documentary, revealing how she could have helped prevent the infamous murder.
Nicole Brown Simpson’s death resulted in one of the most famous murder cases in Hollywood history, and Kris Jenner , 59, admits that she may have had the power to stop it. In the new LMN documentary The Secret Tapes of the O.J. Case: The Untold Story, the Keeping Up With The Kardashians matriarch opens up about her close friend’s tragic death, admitting that she regrets not being able to save her amid signs of what she calls an increasingly abusive relationship with her ex-husband, football player O.J. Simpson, 68.
“At the end of Nicole’s life, I think she finally was at a place where she knew she had to be more vocal with what was going on and she was in trouble,” Kris says in the new documentary, according to ABC News. “The one thing she would tell all of us by the time, you know, it got to that level was, ‘He’s going to kill me and he’s going to get away with it.’ I will always feel guilty that I didn’t pay more attention and didn’t speak up when I thought anything was wrong or asked her more, ‘Do you want to talk about it?'”
As a refresher, Nicole — who filed for divorce from O.J. two years prior to her murder — was found stabbed to death in her home, along with her friend Ronald Goldman. Although O.J. was arrested, and all the evidence seemed to indicate he was the murderer, he was eventually acquitted in 1995. Kris’s late ex-husband Robert Kardashian – the father of her now famous children Khloe Kardashian, Kim Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian and Rob Kardashian – famously worked on his defense team alongside the late Johnnie Cochran.
Kris says in the documentary that she and Robert never spoke about the trial. She also claims that O.J. talked to her over the phone from jail while the proceedings were going on and that he told her, “I didn’t do it.” While he might have gotten off of the murder charges, the NFL star was later convicted of robbery, kidnapping and burglary after storming a Las Vegas hotel room with other men and taking memorabilia from two sports collectibles dealers in 2008. O.J. was sentenced to up to 33 years in prison with the possibility of parole and is currently serving time in a Nevada correctional facility.
The Secret Tapes of the O.J. Case: The Untold Story airs Sept. 30 at 8 p.m. ET on LMN.
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— Alyssa Montemurro