Khloe Kardashian is used to the backlash from the O.J. Simpson case — and now she’s revealing that in her mind, she really believes it could have killed her father, who was an attorney on the trial and OJ’s best friend.
With FX’s People V. O.J. Simpson broadcasting the famous trial, featuring actors as the Kardashians, Khloe Kardashian is now revealing that while her late dad, Robert Kardashian Sr., did defend O.J. Simpson, he also never tried to convince the kids or Kris Jenner that he was innocent. Instead, he kept all the details of the case hidden, to protect the family — they did refer to OJ as their Uncle after all. In this new sneak peek of Kocktails with Khloe, Khloe reveals just how difficult it was seeing their dad go through that.
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“What I do respect is that [regardless of] what my dad did or didn’t know, my dad would never betray his friend’s trust,” Khloe said in a clip from the upcoming episode. “He never spoke about it. My dad also died of throat cancer which does not run in my family. My dad doesn’t smoke, doesn’t drink. I think holding in secrets [and] stress kills you! I feel like you manifest things, you have to think — I’m into symbolic situations.”
Guest Lisa Rinna also pointed out that Johnnie Cochran, the lead attorney on O.J.’s case passed away as well as attorney Robert Shapiro‘s son. So, could the stress be part of it? Khloe believes it’s a definite possibility.
Of course the family was extremely close to both OJ and his wife Nicole. Kris Jenner revealed to Ellen on the March 1 episode that in a way, the cast split her family — Robert on one side with Juice, and she on the other side, since she was so close to Nicole. She even revealed how she found out the news.
“Her mom called me. I had known O.J. since I was 17 years old. When I met Robert I met O.J. So that was a very long time ago,” she said. “He was like a big brother to me and that morning I had been coming back from taking the kids to school and I was supposed to meet Nicole. I was going to change and go and meet her and my assistant said Judy’s (Nicole’s mom) on the phone and I said tell her I’ll call her right back…and she talked to Judy for a second and she said ‘you really need to take the call.'” Get “Kris Jenner…And All Things Kardashian” by clicking here.
After that, Kris did take the call and was told Nicole had been shot. “I said, ‘What?’ I said, ‘okay, I am on my way. Where do I need go?’ She said no, she didn’t make it…that was the information that Judy had at that time. That was very early in the morning.”
It must be tough watching the show for the Kardashians! Tune in to FYI for Kocktails with Khloe on Wednesdays at 10PM!